“Stepping Up” — Heather Hamilton

This blog is the third in the series of the recipients of the “Stepping Up” Recognition Award.

Aside from Heather Hamilton, other recipients include Mya Dale, Ben Masters, Jay Hawj, and Michael Brenner.


Heather Hamilton was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. She had her first gay-ish experience with a friend when she was in eighth grade, but wasn’t until her freshmen year in college here in Alaska that she was really exposed to a gay community.

At 21, roughly three years later, she came to terms with the fact that she adores women just as much as she does men, and has for most of her life. One year later, she is now an out and proud bisexual in Alaska, though she is still slowly informing her family back in MI of who she is.

Heather is the current president of The Family, the LGBT club at UAA. The Family is an all-inclusive, tightly knit group of students and community members working together to raise awareness, support equal rights, and network with other organizations within the community. She couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished together, and all they will do in the future.


Heather, as a leader at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is a spokesperson for the GLBT community to many influential people.

She has clear dedication and passion on behalf of the community, and we look forward to see her continue Stepping Up, Stepping Out!

Congratulations Heather!


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