Anchorage City Council

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Date: 1996

Region: North America

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Theater

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.

Source: NCAC