Anchorage City Council
Region: North America
Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation
Artist: Out North Theater; Jay Brouse, Out North Theater's Managing Director
Confronting Bodies: Anchorage Assembly
Dates of Action: 1996
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Description of Artwork: Homosexually-themed theatrical productions.
The Incident: The Anchorage Assembly voted to cut the city's arts budget by $20,000, the exact amount allocated to Out North Theater by the Anchorage Arts Advisory Commission. The Assembly cited the theater's homosexually-themed productions as the reason for the budget cut.
Results of Incident: After a fierce public outcry, the assembly voted to reverse the budget cut and restored the $20,000.