Gearing up for Round Two

June 15, 2009

There’s been a lot written about the Assembly meeting that took place last Tuesday.  Some of it positive, some of it not.  It is evident that the people on the inside of the meeting had a very different experience than those who weren’t, either in the auxiliary room or outside the Loussac Library itself.

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting over the past week, but I don’t think that I have anything more productive to add after I’ve read some of these articles.  These writers are more eloquent than I am:


From Mel at Henkimaa.com

Identity Reports & One in Ten — now online!


Assembly report 1 and Assembly report 2 as well as Outside influence

From the Alaska Commons

City Assembly Meeting Transcripts: Volume 1

City Assembly Meeting Transcripts: Volume 2

Eleven Hours in a Library; the City Assembly Meeting on Equal Rights Ordinance

(A special “Thank You” to my fiance for his infinite patience in taking the time to listen to the testimonies from last Tuesday and transcribe them word for word, or as close as he can get.  His dedication continues to impress and humble me.)

From Bent Alaska

Palin Snubs PrideFest, Wasilla Fundies Protest Gays

Photos from the Ordinance Hearing

Ordinance Hearing, Week 2

From Mudflats

Equal Rights in Anchorage. A Small Step on a Long Road.

From the Anchorage Daily News

Gay rights ordinance returns to Assembly


equality1I can tell you that I will be in the meeting room again this week if I can get a seat, and will be live blogging throughout so long as my laptop battery holds up.  If you are not able to physically attend to lend your support, please do so by sending your Assembly Representative your thoughts.  Most of them are willing and eager to hear what their constituents have to say about this matter.  So tell them.

Take care of each other tomorrow.



  1. Thanks for the links! Here’s another one I posted just a couple minutes ago: The New Carrie Prejean?”. In what looks like another of last Tuesday’s ploys by Prevo & company, an obvious attempt to bait LGBT people & our allies into turning the newly-crowned Mrs. Alaska United States® into another Carrie Prejean, martyr of the religious right.

    (Though she seems a bit more personable than Carrie Prejean, after those horrendous communications John posted on Alaska Commons the other day!)

    • I read the article, and I also find it amusing that, for the most part, no one really cared that she was there or what she had to say. I like the allusion to Anita Bryant, too 🙂

  2. […] “Gearing up for Round Two” by Heather James (SOSAnchorage.net). A compilation of links of commentary from the June 9 hearing […]

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