In yet another attempt to mainstream LGBTQ drag queen dancers among young children, the ACLU of Alaska is sponsoring “Drag Loteria.”

A notice for the March 24 event at Cafecito Bonito says it aims to inspire “activism and diversity to Anchorage’s drag scene, while supporting one of Anchorage’s favorite, queer, women of color-owned businesses, Cafecito Bonito.”

Billed as an “all ages” show, the evening will include “local Latinx and BIPOC drag artists,” along with games and prizes that appeal to children.

“It’s kid friendly..” the notice highlights, adding that attendees should “PLEASE BRING $INGLES to tip our amazing lineup of drag performers!” These dancers include mainstays in Anchorage’s gay bar scene: Lotería queens Dela Rosa Frankie Doom, and first time performer Mocha Mélange.

In addition to the ACLU, other event sponsors include The Launch Company, Red Light District (a local pot shop) and Solstice Home Group.

The event notice ends by reemphasizing that children are part of the target audience.

“This is an all-ages event and the drag show is family-friendly,” it states. Children are allowed, but all guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.”

In recent years, LGBTQ activists have used drag dancers to reach children in Alaska and around the nation. These performances at libraries and cultural centers are part of a larger movement to introduce kids to the notion of sexual fluidity and various gender identities.

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ACLU teams up with Anchorage pot shop to sponsor ‘kid friendly’ LGBTQ drag show

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.