Gay Guide

Alaska
Pink Star Rating

5

Capital

Juneau

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Anchorage, Fairbanks

Gay Age of Consent

16

Lesbian Age of Consent

16

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Sodomy laws were repealed through legislative action in 1980.

Population

630,000

Climate

The best time to visit Alaska is during the mid-summer months of June, July and August. The climate in Alaska varies widely throughout the State. A region of mild climate includes the Panhandle and the coast of the Gulf of Alaska. This area is greatly affected by the relatively warm Japan Current and by the proximity of the sea. Cloudy skies, successive wet days, dampness, fogginess, and occasional gale winds are typical. Annual precipitation is heavy. The southeastern coast can receive more than 5000 mm of rain. Summers are cool here, and winters, relatively mild. Interior Alaska is a region of mild, brief summers and harsh winters. This region is drier and has an average annual precipitation of about 600 mm. For half of the year the ground is covered with powdery snow that accumulates to depths of several feet. Average January temperature is about -23°c, and can get as low as -51°c or colder.