A flyer posted at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

In an effort to promote LGBTQ policy and visibility, the publicly-funded University of Alaska, Anchorage is hosting a “Drag Workshop” for students who may be interested in becoming stage performers.

Coordinated by the school’s newly launched Pride Center, the drag event will occur in the Student Union Den on April 20.

“Dreaming of your drag debut? Come be in community, learn about drag, and participate in a workshop with leaders of our drag community,” a flyer for the event states. “Come dressed in your best and we’ll provide the rest.”

The workshop includes a drag performance by The Imperial Court of all Alaska, one of the state’s leading LGBTQ activist organizations.

Earlier this year, UAA unveiled its new Pride Center which now actively pushes for increased services, events and policies that promote and highlight the controversial gender ideology associated with identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and two-spirit.

The center has also become ground zero for the school’s so-called “Rainbow Initiatives,” which include, among other goals, ensuring that gender-confused students have full access to bathrooms that are traditionally reserved for the opposite sex, and hosting gender sensitivity trainings on the use of so-called “non-binary personal pronouns” such as they/them.


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State-funded UAA to host ‘Drag Workshop’ for Anchorage students

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.


  • Neil A DeWitt says:

    It’s so sad my tax dollars go to this crap. I have way better things to spend money on than some person with mental issues. How about we send these folks to Debar Road? Isn’t that where the psychological hospital is located? They can perform their all they want and get help all at the same time. Now there I could see spending tax dollars.

  • TY says:

    what the “F”

  • Gary Ohmer says:

    What are they teaching – how to be a pussy?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    The UAA Pride Center is a portal straight to Hell.

  • StopTheMadness says:

    Will UAA host a Blackface event?

  • StopTheMadness says:

    Will UAA host a Blackface Workshop? What about those members of the Blackface community who’ve been shamed into silence and made invisible by the anti Blackface haters? If crass impersonations and flamboyant caricatures of women are all about “community,” “safety,” and glamour, then bring on the Boisterous and Beautiful Blackface Bombshells! Let’s toss the mayonnaise and revel in some equity, community members!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Again dunleavy funded this! Get a damn clue

    • Vonda Sanders says:

      You’re right.. I for one did not vote for him!

    • John H Slone says:

      B.S. Dunleavy had nothing to do with it!! This is a local administrative decision!. Please take your anti- Dunleavy crap and stuff it where the sun doesn’t shine!!

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        This in fact does fall on dunleavy as he was on the right track in the beginning by defunding this perverse institution called UAA then got scared and capitulation of his standardess career began! People have tried repeatedly to call, reach out, scream, write etc. to excersize our constitutional rights but all for not! This governor has a direct responsibility for the safety and welfare of the citizens of this state! And by simple observation we all have witnessed his hiding and excuses and silence for way too long! Answer for him John, since he refuses to do so: tell the audience here paying attention why he chose to stand behind Anne Zinc as she perpetually exhorted the people in this state to submit to the death culture? Want to try again? Tell us how come you support dunleavy and his run for the hills mentality when the city of Anchorage was held hostage by the perv mayor Berkeley wits? Since we’re now referring to perverts, please tell us why you support his selection and protecting of two Attorney Generals who turned out to be sex starved perverts! John I have just begun to ask questions we all would love to have answered!
        Respectfully DaveMaxwell

    • Andrea says:

      Pretty sure it’s funded by the University, please explain how this falls on Dunlevy??

  • Rosalind Griffin says:

    you could always demand equal time and make them allow you to hold a Deliverence meeting on campus to cast the demons of gender disforia

  • Steve says:

    Thank you Rosalind
    Excellent point

  • Me says:

    Cool! It’s an important art form and part of our history.

  • jon says:

    Everybody should have the career they choose and love. Drag Queens are not going to hurt anyone.

  • Andrea says:

    Is this a college or the bush company?? Unbelievable!! Shame on UAA, I hope people take their education dollars to a real institution of higher learning!

  • Andrea says:

    Alaska Watchman,
    Are you censoring comments?
    I didn’t put anything bad in mine. What’s up?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Quite a few of my comments get censored. I think that there must be an automatic filtering app that will flag when you post and then a staff member from Alaska Watchman must go through all the flagged posts to remove any that violate any rules. Some of mine that get censored must be getting flagged because I put a reference to the Creator.

  • George says:

    Gay bars are closing down all over America in vast numbers.
    With the legalizing of gay marriage & dating Apps for gay people there is less need for them.
    That is where drag queens perform, in gay bars. They seem to be desperately looking for other places to perform now.
    But IDK ….. Myrna’s is still open.