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.

Click here to support Alaska Watchman reporting.

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.


  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    If wagging your tallywhacker at kids is kid friendly, I’d hate to see what passes for adult entertainment. Filth and stupidity at it’s finest. As a woman, drag is the most insulting expression I’ve ever seen. And I wish I never had seen it, at that.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    You have to be a special kind of groomer/pervert to think exposing kids to this crap is ok. Why does the ACLU champion perversion and oppose morality?

  • Kathleen Lynn LaMantia says:

    This is a prayer point but also a call to vote in godly leadership on our Assembly and school board. All this is here by invitation and no mistake.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I like what one area did to protect the children recently: adults filled up all the seats during a drag queen story hour. There were no more seats for children to attend the event. A nice, quiet way to show disfavor for the events and protect the children!

  • Ceak says:

    It’s definitely antichrist behavior. I’ve attended drag shows as an adult and each one had sexually explicit language/behavior. Kids shouldn’t be anywhere near them. Let children maintain their innocence. If adults want to go, cool. But leave the kids at home.

    • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

      Why do you go to drag shows?

      • Ceak says:

        I don’t anymore. It was years ago that I went. I thought it was just silly entertainment back then, not a serious lifestyle. I see things for what they are now.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Ceak, I honestly thought that years ago drag shows were just a goofy way for people to have fun (in a weird way, but anyway). Like a fur rondy event.
        Not now!

    • Dee McBay says:

      Were the ones you went to advertised to all ages? I’ve seen lots of movies appropriate for adults include tons of explicit language/behavior. But I’ve also seen the same media (movies) that are advertised to kids be kid friendly. I would assume if you’re advertising to all ages then your content has changed, much like how movies operate.

  • Lucinda says:

    Oh good. I’ll be teaching a seminar on the 24 and will be able to attend with my daughters. Thanks Joel for the heads up.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Sad and stunning thar anyone would think this is remotely ‘child friendly’. Albeit too much of our culture anymore is not ‘child friendly’, even including our schools. When we were beginning our child rearing journey I read a parenting book, I can no longer even recall the name, but there was an analogy that has stuck with me referred to as ‘parenting within the funnel’ and used the concept of the shape of a funnel where when your children are small there is a narrow amount of things they are equipped to receive and as they grow, what their brains, emotions, spirit, physical bodies are able to manage grows wider. If you are pushing stuff onto your children or allowing them input they are not equipped yet to process then you are ‘parenting outside the funnel’. The flip side is there can be the reverse where kid can be too restricted or sheltered, staying too far within the ‘funnel’. There is a balance in growing up healthy equipped adults. Still, our culture is pushing upon kids stuff that is way beyond and outside that funnel’ and sadly naive parents follow along. This all is not without consequence.

  • Dee McBay says:

    Thanks for the notice, I can’t wait to go! The drag community is so welcoming and supportive of all different type of people. I’m not sure who is thinking about sex during these performances or thinking they’re inherently sexual though? No attendees to any drag shows I’ve been to have ever appeared salacious … perhaps it’s because those individuals are the ones trying to shut them down.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a demonic union. They are getting their hands in everything just like the Mat-Su Mental Health group here in the valley. Dark money behind those groups. Conservatives need to figure out how to combat these groups that have dark money funding them. Alaska is the last frontier and we need to put on those last frontier hats and push these groups out.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      ACLU Alaska

      Board of Directors: Karen Crane/President, Sam Thompson/Vice President,
      Guadalupe Marroquin/Treasurer and National Board Representative, Gabriela Olmos/Secretary and Equity Officer,
      Rich Curtner, Sheri Heritage, Kevin McGee, Minoo Minaei, Crystal Nixon-Luckhurst, Besse Odom, Sen Tan, Irene Tresser.

      Staff: Mara Kimmel/Executive Director, Ruth Botstein/Legal Director, Michael Garvey/Advocacy Director, Megan Edge/Prison Project & Communications Director, Laura Herman/Director of Philanthropy, Melody Vidmar/Staff Attorney.

      ACLU National:

  • Sandi says:

    These kind of shows have been around for decades , IMO any parent that would take their children to these shows should be reported to Child Protective Services. Prayers for all children in Alaska and the world

  • mhs says:

    I saw the ACLU for what they are years ago when they said online chat rooms where pedos swap hints and techniques for luring children to molest or even kidnap were free speech. God will make them wish a mill stone had been tied around their neck.

  • Theresa says:
    (Note, “gender-affirming-care” is a misnomer.)

    Will anyone in our state have the courage to seek a lose that restricts or outlaws drag shows?

  • Theresa says:

    “law,” not “lose.”

  • Diana H. Graf says:

    I don’t know what to say when the law says one thing and actual schools do another thing…teachers…called to aim their students
    toward the best they can be and all they are training them to do is study their crotch. This is grooming legitimized in school and subject
    to arrest everywhere else. Those that participate in the dumbing down and ultimate destruction of our children? Remember their names.
    We are without the weapon of voting since that little problem has not been solved. It stands in the way of any one of us who thinks we can go
    quietly to the voting booth, vote, and walk away thinking anything will be done with it. This isn’t politics anymore. It is a world power struggle
    and though I was very encouraged by President Trump at CPAC, how will we win if the voting arena is not cleaned up? That’s why they can get away with it. But in the Revolutionary War, England started with a 13 colony lead…and the home team won so there’s hope…but will these children be able to be the soldiers? Do they know what is being stolen from them every time they are taught that their bodies are everything and there’s no need to learn anything except how to give themselves pleasure? I have been praying for the children because it puts a deep cry in my heart. I love children and have nurtured many to fulfill their calling in life. Bless all the parents who refuse to have this happen to their children and will take a cut in pay to teach them at home until the job is done governmentally to rid the military, hospitals, school boards, and classrooms of those who are willing to call life forfeit at every age. No one is safe.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Stop World Control is a website that informs humanity about the agenda for world domination. Please share this website.

  • Shelia says:

    This is how the US will join prior empires and civilizations in the trash Heep. Raise the kids on garbage and that is what they will be become. Like others here, I had a “let live” attitude towards the LGBTQ community. But these actions towards filling young trusting minds with smut and porn has got to stop. Either that, or we lose not only Alaska, but the country. Tamra Nygaard hit it right on the nose!

  • Bill Waters says:

    Thank you for proving all of us correct that the Left has no critical thinking skills, are emotionally sophomoric, and completely out of touch with reality.