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Julien Jolivette

Julien Jolivette is a queer, transgender, lifelong Alaskan who might have a problem with adjectives. They graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010 with a BS in Anthropology. Though they told themself that they were done with school, Julien is considering taking the big graduate school plunge, focusing on social justice issues and community development.

Photography Series Aims to Empower Alaska Native LGBTQ2 Community

A photography exhibit featuring portraits of Alaska Native LGBTQ and Two-Spirit peoples opens next week at the Alaska Humanities Forum. Photographer Jenny Miller was...

Authors Excited, Hopeful as Alaska’s First Anthology of Queer Lit Hits...

Four authors loudly and happily discussed their lives as LGBTQ people in a Palmer book store last week. We hope you consider reading what they have to say.

Amber Batts Case Sheds Light on Alaska’s Struggles with Sex Trafficking

Amber Batts' felony conviction of sex trafficking for running an escort service highlights a a major shortcoming in state law, with a huge price to pay.

Fact Meets Fantasy at Alaska’s First Steampunk Con

On April 18th & 19th, the Sheraton Hotel hosted Alaska Steamposium 2015: The Arctic Expedition, Alaska’s first steampunk convention.

The Acceptance I Did Not Expect from My Conservative Father

When one's father is conservative, socially and fiscally, and uses terms like “gay agenda,” coming out as transgender is more than a little terrifying.

NASA Mars Rover Engineer Turning Space Exploration Dreams Into Reality

NASA engineer Kobie Boykins used to look up at the sky and pretend to be Star Treks' Geordi LaForge. Now, he's sending robots to space to map Mars.

Parents’ Acceptance Can Save Trans Lives

Leelah Alcorn tragically took her own life last month. Her death indicates that there must be better ways for families to handle their transgender children.

The Dangers of Sex Work in Alaska: Is the State Helping...

Sex workers are often targets of violence because they are marginalized and made invisible by the communities they live in. Laws may be making things worse.

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