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.

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.”

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Popular Anchorage pubs sponsor ‘HallowQueer’ event targeting gender-confused kids

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.


  • John J Otness says:


  • John J Otness says:

    There is no political correct any longer,,, We either Trust GOD or follow satan…. It truly is that late.

  • Ceak says:


  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    Boycott the guilty pubs and buycott the others.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Empty souls. Beyond tragic.

  • V says:

    This is so gross

  • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

    If one of your own kids expressed doubt about their gender identity, how would you handle it?

    • Bob Hubble says:

      I would tell them you can no more change your gender than you can change your race. The adults need to come back and stop coddling the kids. This is a social contagion and should be treated as such.

    • Paul says:

      Simple! Let them know lovingly that it will work itself out once they go through puberty.

  • AK Fish says:

    “…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.”

    Really? What business is it of these volunteers to come between a parent and their child? West Tank Farm! I’ll go out of my way to avoid spending money at the above listed pizza, coffee and not my thing-kombucha providers.

  • Bob Hubble says:

    I plan to email the owner. OWNER: ROD HANCOCK He may not even know about this event and that his company is supporting this evil. We have to stand up for the kids in our community.

    • Rod Hancock says:

      Rod here. I wholly support LGBTQ+ rights.

      • Anon says:

        I Will never eat there again

      • Lucinda says:

        Gosh Bob. A swing and a miss! “Rod here. I wholly support LGBTQ+ rights.” Womp womp

      • Fire says:

        and Rod Hancock gets even more wholly supporting when under age children and teenagers are around.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        That is too bad Ron. Every company that has gone woke is going broke. You won’t be getting our business anymore either.

      • J. SMITH says:

        Wow. That sucks…this was my favorite place to eat in Anchorage. Nice to know that you support the groomers and other sexually dysfunctional things. Guess it’s time to find somewhere else to go for lunch.

      • Phenex says:

        Hey rod thanks for supporting lgbtq people you are awesome! Sincerely,
        A trans person who likes to laugh at far right tabloid articles.

      • That Guy says:

        Thank you for your support, Rod. I know where I’ll be ordering pizza from today!

  • Lucinda says:

    Nobody is forcing y’all to attend. You have the freedom to ignore stuff you don’t like.

  • Joe Drayton says:

    Lucida, just like nobody is forcing us to buy from these merchants that want get between parents and THEIR children. Merchants who obviously did follow the financial crash of Bud and Target. What fools.
    Merchant’s please promulgate your perverse ideology loud and clear so all can hear.

    • Lucinda says:

      Joe, you’re correct. Voting with your dollars is powerful. I remember the slogan, “Go Woke and Go Broke”. The Barbie movie, which triggered a few right-wing cultural warriors, grossed $1.44 billion dollars.

      • Mary says:

        The main reason Barbie grossed such a huge audience was due to the innocent children who begged their being taken to see “Barbie”. My daughter grew up loving Barbie dolls and learned how to sew by making her dolls dresses. She was so disappointed at how this movie brought down her favorite doll. On the other hand I know several little girls who excitingly went to see their favoite doll movie and came back without any idea at what that movie was promoting. The whole idea of a Barbie movie was brilliant, and sorely needed by an entertainment industry going Broke by going Woke.

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Who is sicker, the queers or the parents who take their kids to such an event?

  • Lucinda says:

    FoH. The “woke” Barbie movie grossed $.44 billion.

  • Blanche says:

    Instead of claiming people who support their queer children are sick, perhaps think of it from another perspective. If you have a queer child, a member of a community often bullied and harassed, wouldn’t you want them to have a safe space to celebrate Halloween? To be themselves without fear of ridicule? Because that’s what these events do- they provide safe spaces. They aren’t trying to convince other kids to question their identities. There is no evil agenda. It’s just businesses and parents and adults in the community supporting kids who just want to be themselves.

    • AK Mom says:

      Blanche, I can see you’re a compassionate person. Instead of seeing people who disagree with affirming a confused youth in their sense of themselves as being uncaring, I would encourage you to understand our concern comes from a place of love and an understanding that it actually is an evil to perpetrate a delusion held by someone with a body dysmorphism. To underscore what I am saying, I will speak about an experience I had in college witnessing a friend struggling with another kind of body dysmorphism–anorexia. It would not have been loving for us to affirm her in this misguided sense of herself even as she was thoroughly convinced that her body was the lie and her mind was the truth. Instead, we had to hold firm in the objective truth that she could not see and act as an anchor for her as her mental illness threatened to destroy her. She needed help, not affirmation. She needed counseling to deal with her anorexia and also to delve into trauma from her past that had triggered the body dysmorphism. She needed to heal a very fragile mind. It would not have been loving or kind for us to say, “oh, yeah, I can see how hard you work to sweat off extra pounds by running for hours on the treadmill wearing 2 layers of sweatshirts. I can help you along that path by providing you with a down coat to wear over the top.” Nor would it have been the loving thing to encourage her to continue to throw up any and all food she managed to allow herself to eat all in the pursuit of achieving the body that her brain told her she needed to have in order to be happy. It is not from fear, it is not from hate–it is from a place of love and compassion and recognizing the harm that can come from not holding firmly to a reality that needs to be accepted and cannot be changed.

      • That Guy says:

        Body dysmorphia is an interoceptive disorder and not a classification for other types of disorders. Yes, anorexia, bulimia, and body dysmorphia are also considered interoceptive disorders, so they are all in the same group. Further, body dysmorphia is not the same as gender dysphoria. For starters… Body dysmorphia doesn’t get better through any procedure being completed, while the standards of care for gender dysphoria do improve or see the symptoms of dysphoria decrease or go away.

        This is the exact reason why diagnosis of health conditions, physical or mental, should be done by a trained/licensed professional and not some random person on the web.

    • Patti says:

      Thank you for your kind, wise words, Blanche. Adolescence is confusing and difficult for all children, but especially those who are not heterosexual.

  • Marlene says:

    We’ve been getting Steam Bot coffee beans to use at home but no more. Wonder which ones also support Child sex trafficking?

  • Mama Tried says:

    Damn it, I get my jugs filled with Raspberry Wheat beer at Moose’s Tooth…well I used too.

  • jon says:

    Why shouldn’t gay families and gay people have a place to go to? Despite your hate of them they do exist. Ridiculous to boycott these wonderful pubs.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Go ahead and go there jon. No one is stopping you or your friends from going.

    • BehindtheSyrup says:

      Has anyone found other Halloween parties or trunk or treats across town to be “unsafe” for gender confused persons? Is there really a need to provide an event that caters only to those persons?

      This sounds to me like an opportunity for Identity to hawk its wares and businesses to virtue signal. I sincerely hope the persons behind Identity and Moose’s Tooth come to realize that perpetrating lies is not true charity or authentic altruism.

  • Mother of Six in Anchorage says:

    Strong feelings of homophobia are an indicator that you may have gay tendencies, in case you have not heard. If you have been raised by a religion that has demonized all “Other” ways of being while simultaneously allowing for rampant child molestation, then please hug yourself and take some time to reflect on this without lashing out at Others because you were conditioned for this hypocrisy. As a parent, I am glad to see space for normalizing LGBTQ+ ways of being. No one is trying to talk their kids into being gay. Go to church with all your judgements, folks. Moose’s Tooth and co. will be getting way more business from us knowing their supporting stance now, personally.

    • Lucinda says:

      Well said Mother. Church is an appropriate place for the anti LGBT to gnash and churn. Their angst and prayers go nowhere and do nobody harm plus it makes them feel like they contributed.

      The rest of us will welcome the Other.

      • BehindtheSyrup says:

        So, you want those who disagree with you to remove themselves from society? Now, that is a welcoming, safe, nonjudgmental position. That is true inclusivity. That is the very heart of equity: banish traditional mores to make room for the complete dominance of the Other.

  • me says:

    Once again this stupid rag gives me some good news I hadn’t heard about elsewhere. I literally come here for this, thanks! 🙂