The LGBTQ community has an unlikely, but very popular advocate in the form of the 11-year-old drag kid Desmond is Amazing. A new story with video about Desmond has gone viral after being released publicly for gay pride month. Desmond has a popular following on social media accounts and is getting increasing recognition for his role in the LGBTQ community and his boldness in being a drag kid. According to Desmond, he was first drawn to drag by watching VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race at the age of two.
According to Desmond’s official website, this little drag kid was born this way. His full name is Desmond Napoles and he’ll be the first to tell you he was born during New York’s Pride Week that was held in June 2007. He also states that when he was born he came out of the closet.
Because of Desmond’s admission that the was inspired as a toddler to dress in drag after watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, there is a growing controversy with many people who hold differing views, asking whether the show encouraged to Desmond to embrace drag fashion.
The question they are asking is what impact did the show have on Desmond and did the show help him embrace and feel comfortable in who he is today, or did it teach him to become that way.
You may watch an interview with Desmond the Amazing in the video player below.
As Pride month comes to a close, Desmond Is Amazing, the ten-year-old drag kid from New York, is proof that the future is queer. ? pic.twitter.com/6rLhs9qlIz
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) June 29, 2018
Desmond answered his critics by explaining what being drag kid means to him.
“Drag is an expression and being yourself and dressing however you want and looking fierce. No matter what you’re wearing and if your eyeliner went down, and it’s like so bad, you still look fierce.
“My motto is ‘Be yourself always’, but I like to add this on. “No matter what anyone says and pay the haters no mind cause they’re not as fierce as you.”Advertisement
The video has gone viral with more than 400,000 views. The comments express a wide array of opinions. What do you think about this story and Desmond the Amazing? Do you support Desmond the Amazing as an LGBTQ advocate and activist?