Anchorage taxpayers are helping to finance a radical youth program that encourages young children and teens to embrace transgender, gay and bisexual identities and behaviors.

Organizers for the upcoming LGBTQ+ Fall Youth Summit proudly announced that their project is supported through a grant from the Municipality of Anchorage. They are now recruiting confused and questioning youth for the six-day online event, which runs Oct. 5-11.

A promotional photo for the event shows area teenagers cross-dressing and twerking.

The daily sessions include workshops that celebrate LGBTQ romance and sexuality. Many of the presentations are open to children and teens of all ages – up to 18 years old.

One of the first classes discusses the “trans umbrella,” a term used for people who claim one or more gender identities that do not match their biological sex.

“What is the trans umbrella and who is a part of it?” a teaser for the class states. “Let’s explore all the trans and non-binary identities. Come with questions to ask and stories to share. All ages.”

Other workshops focus on building “an inclusive queer community.” Another talk explores physical health resources for youth who are confused about their sexual identity.

The week-long summit ends with a “National Coming Out Day Open Mic” celebration in which children are asked to share their stories through spoken word, dance, drag shows and other performances.

A promotional photo for the event shows teenagers cross-dressing and twerking, a sexually suggestive gesture made popular by singer Miley Cyrus.

An Anchorage gay rights activist group called Identity is running the summit. They are also responsible for putting together Drag Queen performances for young children at the Loussac Library in Anchorage, which has been criticized for exposing impressionable youth to LGBTQ sexuality.

While the city uses public resources to fund the LGBTQ youth summit, the Anchorage Assembly voted last month to ban any form of counseling that attempts to help gender confused minors overcome unwanted same-sex attraction.

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Anchorage taxpayers are underwriting LGBTQ youth summit

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • leslie says:

    Please tell me that this is not true.

  • Jeremy says:

    Why are taxpayers footing the bill for a bunch of sodomite, reprobates? And who’s responsible for this so that they can be held accountable??

  • Jaime says:

    It’s a safe place what kids can openly discuss their experiences. If they had supportive families, maybe they wouldn’t need gatherings like this.

  • MMD says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us informed about the increasingly aggressive efforts to encourage young people to reject God’s plan for their lives, to destroy faith, and to damage the relationship between children and their parents. There are so many terrible things happening in Anchorage under this mayor and Assembly that it’s hard to keep track; many of us really depend on outlets like the Watchman and Must Read Alaska. Simply telling the truth sets you apart from most publications.

  • Jake Libbey says:

    The image of these minors is available for anyone to see on social media. Which is where we link to the image. If you don’t want the image on social media, take it up with Identity and Facebook.