One of the most popular brew pubs in Anchorage has joined forces with several other businesses to help underwrite an all-ages LGBTQ Halloween event that specifically targets gender-confused children and young teens.
The “HallowQueer Carnival” is organized by Identity, Inc., an LGBTQ activist group that advocates for cross-sex hormones and sex-change surgeries for teens, along with providing drag queen performances for young children. Set for Oct. 28, the event is being sponsored by the trio of interrelated businesses – Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria, Bear Tooth Theaterpub & Grill and Broken Tooth Brewery. ZIP Kombucha and the Steam Dot coffee company are also listed as HallowQueer sponsors.
Funds raised from the carnival will go to further the LGBTQ political and social aims of Identity and Choosing Our Roots, both of which actively target gender-confused youth by affirming their various notions about gender identity and LGBTQ sexuality.
Identity volunteers, who will help facilitate HallowQueer, all undergo training on how to solicit information about children’s sexual identity. Volunteers are also given tips about how to keep this knowledge hidden from parents who might inquire about whether their child has discussed sexual identity issues.
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A training manual, which is given to Identity volunteers, instructs them in how to interact with children whom they suspect might want to “come out.” In such cases, volunteers are encouraged to ask, “Is there anything on your mind that you would like to tell me?” or, “What is a topic you would like more support with?”
According to a notice for HallowQueer, it kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will include candy, kids games, costume contests, vendors, a DJ, and a dance party for “even the tiniest ghouls and goblins.” Following the all-ages program, the event will then focus on those 13 and older with an evening “dance party that will scare even the heartiest of witches and vampires with both a DJ and live music.”
Scheduled to occur at The Nave on Spenard, the stated purpose of the event is to create a space that “allows queer folx and their families a safe space for fun, games, and spooky activities.”