An Anchorage non-profit which targets LGBTQ homeless youth is helping to facilitate an irreversible double mastectomy on a gender confused young woman.

A screenshot from a Choosing Our Roots meal train site.

Choosing Our Roots launched in 2019 with a focus on providing shelter for queer and transgender identifying teens and young adults. The group places youth – ages 13 to 24 – in what it calls volunteer “host home families,” which affirm teens and young adults in their various chosen gender identities and expressions.

In addition to creating new queer-affirming family structures, the organization also puts young people in contact with local LGBTQ services and other social support agencies.

On Oct. 27, the group sent out a celebratory email to supporters announcing that one of its young women had decided to have her breasts surgically removed to make her appear more like a male. The group did not say how old the youth was.

“A participant is having top surgery! Yay!” the notice exclaims. It included a link to a meal train website for the young woman undergoing breast removal surgery.

“One of Choosing Our Root’s participants is *finally* receiving gender-affirming surgery! One surgery is scheduled for 10/31, and the other for 12/8,” the meal train site states. “We are rallying around him in celebration as a community and hope to aid in his recovery by providing meals for the first-week post-op for both operations.”

The notice does not indicate whether the young woman is undergoing breast removal in Alaska or out of state. She is, however, being housed at one of the Choosing Our Roots host homes, where she will be recovering, post-surgery.

While Choosing Our Roots is enthusiastically celebrating the surgical procedure, there is a growing number of credible medical experts warning that the vast majority of gender confused youth outgrow their gender issues and they should not be encouraged to undergo irreversible surgeries or take powerful cross-sex hormones. LifeSiteNews has begun compiling a review of stories, data, and statements from credible medical officials warning against the whole phenomena of “transitioning, the notion that a man can become a woman, or a woman can become a man through surgical and hormonal interventions.

Nationally, the overall number of young people who now claim to be transgender has nearly doubled in recent years, according to a new report from the UCLA Williams Institute. The 2022 report indicates there are an estimated 500 Alaska teens (13-17) who say they are transgender, and another 1,000 – ages 18-24 who say the same.

Choosing Our Roots currently offers its housing and support services throughout the Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Borough, Bethel and Anchorage with plans to expand across Alaska.

Recently, the group hosted a “HalloQueer Carnival” with Identity, the LGBTQ activist group behind past Drag Queen Story Hours for children at the Loussac Library. The carnival featured music, dancing and LGBTQ entertainment for teens and young adults.

According to Choosing Our Roots 2019 and 2020 annual reports it has received grants and donation in excess of $5,000 from the following groups: Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Municipality of Anchorage and the State of Alaska, among others.

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Alaska LGBTQ youth program enables breast removal of gender confused female

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.


  • Ceak says:

    this is child abuse, nothing to be celebrated. I just don’t understand how transgenderism is gaining so much attention lately. How can anyone celebrate the removal of healthy breasts on a young woman?

  • Kenneth L. Wells says:

    How is this not child abuse?

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I have no problem with LGBTQ+ but do it and don’t slap it in my face, that is what I’m against. Now. if this organization is out looking for these kids I call that child abuse. No one under the age of 24 as this article says, should be allowed to have a sex change operation or drugs to change them. I say we need a law or something to stop this. As it also say in this article a lot of these people change their minds (grow out of it) and don’t want to be the opposite sex after they grow up. Yes they need mental help. Yes they need a place to stay or be excepted but not brow beat and have LGBTQ+ jammed down their throats either. If they need space give them room to experience if that’s what THEY what not you thinking it a new lay, and you forcing yourself or beliefs on them. It has to be their decision only. Nobody else’s. If at 24 they still want to change then I’m all for them to proceed with the operations and drugs to change.

  • Sally M Pollen says:

    Before God, the Creator, I wonder how these physicians justify mutilating a young person’s body?

  • micah6v8 says:

    Good Governor Dunleavy. Any leadership from you at all, sir? Or are we going to be “leading” from the back again?

  • Walt Deal says:

    I don’t understand why both the City of Anchorage and the State of Alaska are allowed to use taxpayer money to support the mutilation of children’s bodies. This has to be illegal.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Take names now of our complicit leaders! Prosecute those who either provided, promoted or – like Dunleavy and his AG – stand by and watch! How dare they!

  • Judith Morrison says:

    I know foster families goes through a background check, are these gender affirming families required do do the same? Who are these young confused teens being placed with, and is there a way to find out.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    demonic, satanic genital mutilation of very confused young people. this is about as evil as it gets.
    “Standing Tall” Dunleavy?
    as usual – “crickets” on anything substantive or significant.

  • Fed up tax payer says:

    Some people should read the whole article. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ Dear Lord!
    The notice does not indicate whether the young woman is undergoing breast removal in Alaska or out of state. She is, however, being housed at one of the Choosing Our Roots host homes, where she will be recovering, post-surgery.6

  • HowCanAKidAfford2MajorSurgicalProcedures says:

    who pays for all of this?