Public Hearing on LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill - Anchorage


[UPDATED AGAIN - APRIL 10 IS THE NEXT HEARING] Anchorage: All Anchorage supporters and anyone else in the state who are supporters of LGBTQ equality are invited (and strongly encouraged, if able) to rally in support of Senate Bill 72, proposed by Sen. Berta Gardner, which adds "sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression" to our existing state's anti-discrimination law.

Here are details of Monday's hearing:

Who: Alaska State Senate

What: SB 72 an act related to discrimination and protections for the LGBTQ community.

When: MONDAY, APRIL 10, 1:30 pm

Where: Butrovich 205 (if attending in person), via phone at (844) 586-9085 or (907) 586-9085 then ask for the Senate Health & Social Services Committee meeting or join us at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office (LIO) on Benson. If you are somewhere outside of Anchorage, please visit:

Fairbanks Event Info:

Homer Event Info:

Juneau (via SEAGLA)

What is Needed: Letters of Support from organizations, businesses, congregations, etc. (on letterhead if possible), testifiers for public testimony the day of the hearing in person in Juneau (if you know someone in Juneau) or at your local LIO (see address above), AND send emails in support of the bill.

All correspondence is being collected by Berta's office and will get distributed to the committee. Please email any or all correspondence to [email protected] If you have any questions (and to offer thanks!), please call Sen. Gardner's office at 907-465-4930. Megan Holland is her staffer working on this bill.

Key Messages:

- Offer your opinion of the bill and why you support it.

- Share your story, if you have been exposed or discriminated against because you were LGBTQ.

- Talk about shared values and Alaska values and how discrimination does not align with those values.

Take a deep breathe if you are nervous, it is easy, you will have supporters all around you.

Thank you!

Check out the actual bill at:
  • 1500 W Benson Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503-3656, United States
  • Monday Apr 10
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