The June 29 Anchorage parade of suggestively-clad sexualized drag queens, transgender unicorns, rainbow-draped abortion activists and gender-confused children would not be possible without the backing of major corporate donors, Alaska nonprofits and a litany of local businesses.

Underwriting this year’s annual spectacle of LGBTQAI2+ sexuality were “premier partners” Alaska Airlines and Walmart, along with “platinum sponsors” Alyeska Pipeline, ConocoPhillips, Fred Meyer, GCI and the Rasmusen Foundation. “Gold sponsors” were the Anchorage Assembly, Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Congregation Beth Sholom, Credit 1, Mayor-elect Suzanne LaFrance, St. John United Methodist Church and STOEL RIVES LLP.

These major financial backers joined the alternative-sexuality celebration with banners and floats, many enlisting young children to carry flags and signs.

Other supporters and participants in the downtown Pride Parade included: American Red Cross, REI, American Federation of Suicide Prevention, NAACP of Alaska, Rage City Roller Derby, St. John United Methodist Church, the Anchorage Assembly, YWCA of Alaska, Encore Salon, Alaska Women Ascend, Queers for Palestine, Alaska Rainbow Elders, and the National Park Service.

Renewal by Anderson, Alaska Center, University of Alaska, Four A’s, and many other entities set up booths during a post-parade festival at Delaney Park Strip, which included music, entertainment and drag queen dancers prancing around in front of young children as kids impersonated them.

The parade was organized by Alaskans Together for Equality, which supports cross-sex hormones for youth, irreversible sex-change operations, abortion on demand, biological males having access to women’s bathrooms, gender-confused males being allowed to compete on girls’ sports teams, drag-queen story hours for children, gay marriage and much more.

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Alaska Airlines, Walmart, new Anchorage mayor and others underwrite LGBTQ sexuality spectacle

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.


  • Matthew says:

    Much of that is not a great surprise, though still disturbing…but…The National Park Service?…Lovely. A long list of people to pray about.

    • Sally Duncan says:

      AND boycott. Get them in their pocketbook/bottom line and if that is done by the most of the people for a number of months, they would change their tune. Think Bud Light.

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        Yes I will be boycotting these new businesses. I’ve been doing so on other businesses as well.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    I already boycott most of the big ones on that list. I hope many others are as well, but people are creatures of convenience and eventual apathy.

  • Reggie Taylor says:

    Why are government agencies and political bodies donating public funds to this garbage?

    • Jeff Butler says:

      Perhaps because they are American citizens like you.

      • George says:

        Our government has absolutely no business promoting immorality and sin. None.

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Our government agencies has no business getting politically involved. Taxpayer funds should be neutral.

      • John J Otness says:

        satans children… willingly turned against GODS NATURE… and refuse to repent so they perish as abominations.

  • Sally Duncan says:

    Because it is allowed by the people. TIME TO SPEAK UP!!

    • Lee Ann says:

      They have. Which is why we celebrate Pride, and the reason businesses are backing equality. Just like we celebrate independence and the pride of being an American.

      • John J Otness says:

        Pride Equality?,,, Not equal Homosexuals cant have children through perverted sex,,, No pride it is submission… No equality… You and I both know this.. The world knows this.

  • Bennis Pistov says:

    How can the Anchorage assembly be a gold level supporter, they would be allocating public funds which would require the PUBLIC to approve, right?

    • Betsy Traynor says:

      Nothing wrong with children to being introduced to drag queens and gender expansiveness. Many of the drag queens perform storybook hour at the nation’s libraries (with parents & teachers present) and it is highly entertaining for the kids. Bring your kids to storybook hour before you judge it. It’s a family friendly activity

      • George says:

        That will be a large part the downfall of western civilization. Sexual deviancy in a culture always means that culture will soon be replaced. Study history, you will learn.

      • Proud Alaskan says:

        You’re a Sick Individual. Bring your kids to an evil sick disgusting drag show.
        I hope you don’t have children, if so I’ll be praying for your children to see the truth.

      • Steve says:

        Sure, give the kids sugar coated fentanyl while you’re at it too.

      • Nerka Dan says:

        You and all these perverts are disgusting. It is most definitely WRONG to expose young children to all this perverted behavior. It is even more disgusting and should be illegal for public funded agencies to be supporting this junk with pulbic money.

      • anon says:

        the site won’t let me tell you what I think……….. so much for 1st Amendment

    • Scot says:

      It is time an independent audit is done of the assembly and city to see were tax dollars are going and what it is being spent on. Also time to find out were the money for the homeless is going and how much is going into the pockets of the people in charge.

  • Jeff Butler says:

    Christians sure are concerned with sex.

    • Toscano says:

      No, Leftists are. They force-feed it to the innocent, then accuse Christians of what they are guilty of.

      • Nerka Dan says:

        amen thank you – the left no longer has any sense of decency or right and wrong

  • Jeff Butler says:

    It’s the Christians that are trying to ban contraception; I guess that’s force feeding.

    • George says:

      No Christians are trying to ban contraception, but democrats are surgically mutilating the sex organs of children and murdering them in the womb.

    • Alaskanyuk says:

      Reminder to Christians, Mr.Butler is not our enemy ,but Satan is. Butler is just being used by him because of his obedience to him.

      • Jeff butler says:

        Yuk. Never met satan but I’ve read about his crimes and violence and arrogance and narcissism. Vote Trump=Vote Satan.

    • John H Slone says:

      Not great
      Y concerned about contraception but totally against abortion ( murder)!,

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    They also have a silent advocate in Mike Dunleavy

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I guess this is a perfect explanation of if you can’t beat them join them! It sickens me to tell people anymore that I’m from Alaska. When will we every have a country and our state back? It’s more apparent daily the answer is never. The mentally sick will run everything!

  • Mary says:

    Why are Government agencies donating OUR money to a ytbi g without OUR approval?

  • Paul Keefe says:

    We should boycott all businesses that believe in equality.

  • Sheila O'Neill says:

    None of these leftists belong in public office! Let’s fill all the positions with Alaska Watchman subscribers!

  • Johnny says:

    Anchorage, porta potty of the north.

  • Cod says:

    Sick, disgusting perverts and child groomers. In your face they celebrate ‘pride’. One of the listed 7 deadly sins.

  • jon says:

    Drag queens are not out to sexually abuse, they are out to entertain. LGBTQ people just want to lead safe, peaceful lives. They are American citizens and deserve the rights of all Americans. You all should be more concerned about gun violence and the missing and murdered Alaska Native women.

    • Lee Ann says:

      Exactly. Not once, has a child been molested, abused, etc., by any drag queens. Not once. You know who statistically molests children more than any other group? Religious leaders.
      Tons of kids, literally the number one cause of death in kids in America now, are killed by guns. Native women, and native peoples in general, have been targeted since the first settlers…religious settlers, forcing young children into religious schools, cutting their hair and forbidding their language and culture.
      But, yes. Blame it on the drag queens, who are responsible for nothing but child friendly story hours, beauty and amazing performances. And of course, Obama and Biden.

      • shane holt says:

        you make good points. still, most parents don’t want draggers dancing mostly naked around kids in school. we have enough issues with the points you make so why add to it. kids should grow up free of any ” training ” until they mature to make their choices. the cliche still applies ” guns don’t kill people’, people kill people. the nra is a strong advocate of strict criminal sentences for punks mis using guns in crimes. liberal judges set them free. yay. that works great.
        and yes , obumma and biden are commies.

  • John J Otness says:


  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    Speak with your pocketbook, and pen, as best you can and pray. Also if government agencies were officially supporting this event then maybe a call to Senator Sullivan who would investigate.

  • Alaska Retired says:

    Alaska Airlines has come a long way from the days of prayer cards on meal trays…

  • MH says:

    queers for Palestine. kidding, right

    • Robert Crimson says:

      I would donate to send “Queers for Palestine” to Iran. At least they wouldn’t be coming back to America

  • Jeff Butler says:

    Good summary Lee Ann. I hope it prompts some readers to reassess their insistence on cancelling those who don’t align with Christian dogma.

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