Gay AK round-up

Fetish Ball
Scott Turner "would like to thank everyone involved with making Fetish Ball 2009 a huge success. Even with the volcano going off, we made over $3,000 for The Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association. You kinky people ROCK!"

UAA panel rocked
The LGBTQ panel discussion Tuesday night at UAA was "fantastic!" writes Kimberly Pace, Director of Women's Studies at UAA. "There were about 30 people in attendance and it was a great combination of students and community members. UAA's "The Family" and Identity both had speakers as well as PFLAG. It was a wonderful blending of the campus and the community. Powerful information was exchanged and partnerships were forged. We all agreed that we should have similar gatherings at a minimum of once a semester. All in all, I pronounce it a smashing success!"

LGBT anti-smoking campaign
"The Smokefree Anchorage Coalition (SFAC), the people responsible for Anchorage's clean indoor air ordinance, are re-grouping to focus on smokefree housing and disparate populations. We're looking for someone to be a voice for the LGBT community in developing our strategic plan, and providing info on cessation and secondhand smoke in LGBT venues and media. Big Tobacco targets the LGBT community (and all marginalized groups) and about 30,000 gays, lesbians and bisexuals in America die from tobacco-related causes each year. Let's reduce that number and save lives." Contact Joanie Fogel, Tobacco Control Coordinator of the American Lung Association of Alaska.

Equality Works seeks web content & social networking volunteer
"Are you a creative person with great ideas for making a website engaging, and easy to navigate? Do you know Facebook, use Facebook, love Facebook and have ideas for turning its users into engaged citizens? Do you want to make Anchorage a place where all residents and workers can live free of harassment and discrimination, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity? Please be our Web Content & Social Networking Volunteer! 2-4 hours a week, very flexible. You can work anytime, from anywhere." Contact Tiffany McClain at Equality Works.

Support Pepsi
Anti-gay groups are boycotting Pepsi because of this cool gay-themed ad that aired in the UK, and because Pepsi supports PFLAG

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