Pride Foundation is the only LGBTQ+ community foundation with board and staff members based in Anchorage, though our work extends throughout Alaska—with much of the vast state inaccessible by roads.

Alaska is one of 27 states without statewide laws to protect people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In the face of this statewide political reality, several communities have updated their non-discrimination laws, including Anchorage (secured by voters in 2018), Juneau, and Sitka.

Despite these challenges, our community’s work to address these inequities is creative, determined, and filled with passion. We hope you take a moment to read about the initiatives, grantees, and scholars that are building a better, safer, and more equitable Alaska.

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Alaska Initiatives

Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth Initiative

An initiative to fund innovative, collaborative approaches that address the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in Alaska.

Current Alaska Scholars

Name School Area of Study
Rafael Bitanga Columbia University Business Management
Jana Bryner University of Alaska Anchorage Music Education; Literature
Robert Gant University of Alaska Anchorage Economics
Phillip Hill University of Alaska Anchorage Criminal Justice
Cecil Hines University of Alaska Fairbanks Math
Bre Kiefer University of Minnesota Morris Psychology
Ethan Lauesen University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts
MoHagani Magnetek University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts
Callum Marks Quest University Canada Sociology and Gender Studies
Taiyah Marshall Portland State University Business and Music
Jenny Miller University of New Mexico Photography
Tori Morgan Mary Baldwin University Biochemistry
Morgan Wilhelm University of Alaska Anchorage Music

Current Alaska Grantees

Organization Name City, State Website
Alaska Humanities Forum Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) Anchorage, Alaska Visit
American Civil Liberties Union, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Choosing Our Roots Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Covenant House Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Visit
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Homer, Alaska Visit
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Homer, Alaska Visit

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