A radical Alaska Native activist group is hosting a notorious drag queen environmentalist next month with the hope of influencing young minds and raising money for its wide-ranging agenda.

“Pattie Gonia” is a mustached gay cross-dresser who has made a name for himself by appearing in outdoor clothing ads and posting risqué videos and photos on social media.

Native Movement, a nonprofit that promotes Marxist ideas about property redistribution, critical race theory, LGBTQ ideology, climate alarmism and abortion access among Alaska Natives, is bringing the performer to Alaska for two shows on Sept. 2, one tailored to teens and another for those 21 and older.

A multi-million-dollar nonprofit, Native Movement has a history of promoting so-called “queer masculinity,” drag queen story hours for toddlers and myriad other events aimed at influencing traditional Alaska Native cultures and beliefs.

“Join us for a conversation with Pattie Gonia about the intersection of climate justice and gender justice,” a Facebook post from the group reads. “This conversation is geared towards teens and young adults.” Later that night Gonia will team up with local drag queens for a 21+ show at 49th State Brewery in Anchorage.

The two shows aim to raise money for left-wing groups like Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Alaska Public Interest Research Group and Native Movement.

The events are part of “Pattie Gonia’s” larger mission of promoting the intersectionality of climate activism and LGBTQ politics.

Born Wyn Wiley, the 30-something drag dancer began performing under the stage name “Pattie Gonia” with short videos linking drag to outdoor environmentalist themes. He has been featured in North Face promotionals, pushing “intersectional environmentalism.” In 2020, he was named as one of Out magazine’s “most impactful and influential LGBTQ+ people.”

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Alaska Native group targets teens with drag queen climate justice event

Joel Davidson
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