Ketchikan’s city attorney canceling the event could violate the state’s civil rights law and the First Amendment in addition to the city’s antidiscrimination ordinance.
Pride Alliance board member Ryan McHale said he believed the mayor had subjected the LGBTQ group’s request to greater scrutiny than other nonprofits.
The measure would allow the city to confiscate tents, bedding, medications and food with 72 hours’ notice.
The zine’s creators encourage anyone with a connection to Alaska to submit. They can send in whatever they care about and think would be meaningful to the community, whether that’s art or poetry or photography.
The first vandalism appeared over the weekend on a trail and skatepark near Schoenbar Middle School.
The borough mayor broke a 3-3 tie, passing a resolution calling on the the state legislature to add police officers to the list of classes protected from discrimination.
The proposal followed a high-profile demonstration outside Heavenly Creations, a Ketchikan flower shop, after the owner reportedly refused to take an order for a same-sex wedding.