Last month, an Anchorage group called Native Movement hosted Drag Queen Story Hour at its headquarters, and the Alaska Humanities Forum pushed the event on social media. It was billed as appropriate for children, and included not only reading, but drag queen performances.
The Alaska Humanities Forum’s chief executive officer is Anchorage Assemblyman Kameron Perez-Verdia, who is often in the lead on gender-bending ideologies in Anchorage and as they pertain to public policy.
“Join Native Movement this Thursday for the second Drag Queen Story Hour! This is a free, family friendly event featuring local drag sensations as they read storybooks and perform songs for the whole family to enjoy!” the Alaska Humanities Forum promoted. The Alaska Humanities Forum is funded by federal, state, and private grants. National Endowment for the Humanities is one of its major funders, and that funding requires a 100% match.
Last year, the event took place at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.