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Reports of Anchorage Proposition 5′s demise are premature

By Mel Green
Special to LGBTQ Nation
| Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Headlines announcing the failure of Proposition 5 are premature, according to Bent Alaska, an Anchorage-based LGBT community website. According to Bent Alaska, unanticipated voter turnout and voting irregularities were caused by misinformation sent out by Prop 5 opponent Jim Minnery, and have left a cloud over election results.

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Ballot measure to protect LGBT people in Anchorage appears to have failed

| Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Voters in Anchorage on Tuesday rejected a proposed ordinance that would have added would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Anchorage Equal Rights Initiative.

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Anchorage advocacy group responds to anti-transgender ad campaign

| Thursday, March 29, 2012
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Supporters of a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Anchorage Equal Rights Initiative on Thursday released a response ad to the opposition group's depiction of an offensive and distorted cartoon ads of gay and transgender individuals.

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Political ad claims daycare centers would be forced to hire ‘transvestites’

| Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Ad new advertisement by opponents of a proposed ordinance to extend anti-discrimination legal protections to gay and transgender people in Anchorage is being called offensive and misleading by stating that day care centers would be forced to hire "transvestites" or face jail time.

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Foes of Anchorage ordinance say there’s ‘no widespread discrimination’ against gays

| Sunday, March 25, 2012
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Opponents of a proposed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance say the law is not necessary because they "don't believe that there is widespread discrimination" against gays and lesbians.

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Legal protections for LGBT people headed for ballot in Anchorage in 2012

| Saturday, December 10, 2011
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The sponsor group of an initiative to extend legal protections prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people has collected 13,515 signatures from Anchorage registered voters in support of putting the measure on the city's April 2012 ballot.

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Pedestrian struck, killed by car carrying grand marshal at Anchorage pride

| Sunday, June 26, 2011
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Gay pride in Anchorage on Saturday turned somber just a the event began, when the convertible carrying the grand marshal struck and killed a pedestrian marching in the parade.

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Rebuilt pride float takes first place in July 4th parade contest

| Monday, July 5, 2010
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Two days after fire officials call a blaze that destroyed a gay pride float possible arson, leaders from the LGBT community's Imperial Court were able to rebuild their float, and took first prize in the July 4 parade contest.

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Investigators call gay pride float fire ‘suspicious’

| Saturday, July 3, 2010
Photo: Colleen Crinklaw via Anchorage Daily News
Authorities in Anchorage, AK are investigating the cause of an early morning fire on Friday that destroyed a gay pride float intended for a 4th of July parade. Witnesses report they saw someone running from the scene moments before the fire broke out.

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Anchorage assembly takes no action to override Mayor’s veto

| Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Anchorage Assembly has less than two weeks left to override the mayor's veto of the gay rights ordinance, but the first opportunity to do so came and went Tuesday night, as the assembly took no action. The ordinance's author, Patrick Flynn, says the Assembly...

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