About Anchorage Pride

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Anchorage Pride is an annual celebration of Alaska’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities.

Each year, along with our allies, we demonstrate our pride with a host of special events throughout Anchorage.

For 44 years, Anchorage Pride Week has been a public celebration providing Alaskans with the means to celebrate the state’s diversity, giving expression to the pride we feel for the LGBTQ+ community.

Anchorage Pride is a program of Identity, Inc., Alaska’s leading LGBTQ+ organization. Anchorage Pride Week planning is done solely by volunteers.


A Revolution Begins…

The Stonewall riots (also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion) were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the LGBT community  against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the US.

Stonewall Inn nightclub raid. Crowd attempts to impede police
Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images