The donation made by Must Read Alaska’s Suzanne Downing to the Forrest Dunbar mayoral campaign has apparently been rerouted to a charity that provides housing for gay and lesbian youth.
Downing received notification that the Forrest Dunbar for Mayor campaign had been made in her name to “Choosing Our Roots, Safely Housing Queer Youth,” an Anchorage organization that ensures young people have safe homes, no matter their gender identity.
“I appreciate that Forrest has made the donation to safely house youth and agree with him that all youth in Alaska deserve safety, respect, and love,” Downing said.
Downing’s donation to the Dunbar campaign was sent in as a thank you, since Dunbar had mentioned Must Read Alaska in one of his fundraising letters, saying that by donating to his campaign, Anchorage voters would enable him to fight Must Read Alaska. Downing said that was some of the best publicity the publication has received in its six-year existence and certainly deserved a courtesy donation of $5.
In the spirit of reciprocity, Downing said she has made a donation in Dunbar’s name to the Alliance for Defending Freedom, a legal nonprofit that defends religious liberty, freedom of speech, the sanctity of human life, and marriage and family in America and around the world.
“Currently, the Alliance for Defending Freedom is working to protect the rights of girls and young women to compete against their own gender in high school and collegiate sports,” Downing said.
“ADF has defended female athletes Selina Soule, Chelsea Mitchell, Alanna Smith, and Ashley Nicoletti since 2019,” Downing said. “These women athletes have been treated unfairly by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which is allowing men and boys to compete against women and girls. The result of that is that two male athletes in the state have won 15 championship titles.”
Alliance for Defending Freedom defended the Hope Center in Anchorage after a man attempted to gain entry and demanded that he should be able to sleep amongst the women, who sleep on camping pads on the floor in a large room.