Hunter's article isn't nuanced, and is totally incurious as to where all those kids in red came from, but has some good quotes from the testimony. Erik Hill's photographs provide useful context on the crowd scenes.
I wanted my photo essay to show a bit of the strangeness of the kids in red, and their interaction with Mrs. Alaska. Apparently, Miss Alaska was there too, supporting the anti-ordinance crowd.
Gryph at The Immoral Minority has written two excellent articles yesterday and today. His personal story about his daughters' coming out is one of the best essays Gryph has penned. His description of his time in the Assembly Chambers yesterday, and meeting with other progressive bloggers afterward, is very informative, and hits hard in places:
I listened to testimony after testimony, becoming more and more frustrated by the pain in the voices of the LGBT community and the lack of compassion on the other side. I wondered several times how they could not be moved by what they were hearing, but even after five hours it was clear that they were never going to change their opposition to this ordinance. Jerry Prevo had sent them into the battle with one goal in mind and they were not going to let their leader down.
Mel Green at Henkimaa has posted the first of a series of essays on the meeting, and has put photos of the meeting up at her photostream.
AK Muckraker at The Mudflats has posted pictures and a long post about the meeting and the scene's ambience.
Bent Alaska had a few photos up, early this morning.
Even Winston's Mom, which is NOT a political blog, posted photos and an article that discusses Winston's mom's testimony in favor of the ordinance's passage:
What did I speak about? I spoke about the 14th Amendment, which guarantees equal protection under the law for all citizens. I spoke about the Golden Rule, that we should treat others as we would like to be treated. I told the Assembly that I'm a big believer in both of these principles. I said that sadly, there have been some groups that have needed to have their protection under the law specifically spelled out. I said that it was time that the GLBT community get that same protection under the law that all the rest of us enjoy.
Typically, the ADN Newsreader makes no mention of this excellent coverage.
Update - 9:00 p.m: The ADN Newsreader has posted links to some of our coverage of the hearing, along with other links and explanation. Thanks, Mark.
images - Mrs. Alaska getting ready to lead kids into hatred, fear and ignorance; Strange neo-Nazi wannabe grassroots "organizers" for Prevo's minions - Progressive Alaska