Tag Archive | Alaska

Video: Drag Go Digital During Lockdown

Video: Drag Go Digital During Lockdown

As cities lock down, drag queens go digital! Entire cities are shutting down due to coronavirus, causing LGBT pubs, nightclubs and bars around the world to temporarily close their doors. In response, some performers like Jinkx Monsoon, Miz Cracker, Alaska and Honey Davenport, who are also stars of American reality series ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens’, […]

US: SSA Refusing Survivor’s Benefits to 66-Year-Old Gay Widower

US: SSA Refusing Survivor’s Benefits to 66-Year-Old Gay Widower

Lambda Legal on 6th March asked a federal court to end the US Social Security Administration’s (SSA) refusal to provide monthly spousal survivor’s benefits to a 66-year-old gay man, whose husband, and partner of 43 years, died six months after Arizona began allowing same-sex couples to marry. Lambda Legal also asked the court to end this […]

Alaska: Anchorage Voters Reject Anti-Trans Proposition 1

Alaska: Anchorage Voters Reject Anti-Trans Proposition 1

The Human Rights Campaign, the American LGBTQ civil rights organisation, celebrated an election victory in Anchorage, Alaska, where voters soundly rejected Proposition 1 – a dangerous ballot measure that sought to eliminate existing municipal non-discrimination protections for transgender people.

Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

Anchorage: Anti-LGBTQ Activists Attempt To Reverse Transgender Protections

In Anchorage, Alaska, anti-equality activists claim to have submitted 8,500 signatures, in an attempt to qualify for a ballot measure. The measure is aimed at gutting protections for transgender residents and visitors, in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, according to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The city clerk must verify that at least 5,753 signatures are from registered Anchorage […]

Alaska: Supreme Court Equal Marriage Victory – State Stay Denied

Alaska: Supreme Court Equal Marriage Victory – State Stay Denied

“(ORDER LIST: 574 U.S.) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 ORDER IN PENDING CASE 14A413 PARNELL, GOV. OF AK, ET AL. V. HAMBY, MATTHEW, ET AL. The application for stay presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is denied”. These few lines from the US Supreme Court have put an end to

Alaska: Gay Marriages Stopped by Appeals Court

Alaska: Gay Marriages Stopped by Appeals Court

In Alaska yesterday, the hopes of many same-sex couples were dashed again when the US 9th Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay, requested by Governor Sean Parnell,  on gay marriage. The state requested the stay on Wednesday, so that it could get its papers together to ask the Supreme Court for a stay against […]

Alaska: Judge Upholds Equal Marriage – Denies Stay

Alaska: Judge Upholds Equal Marriage – Denies Stay

Yesterday, US District Court judge, Timothy Burgess, who struck down the same-sex marriage ban in Alaska as unconstitutional last Sunday, has allowed same-sex marriage to continue, and denied a request for a stay requested by the governor of Alaska, Sean Parnell. The state, however, has said it will go to the 9th Circuit Court