10 year old New York drag queen founds drag club for kids

Jan 4, 2018 by

by Aoibhinn Mcbride For Dailymail.com:

Drag clubs are nothing new in New York City — but it took a 10-year-old to dream up the first drag club for children.

Desmond Napoles from Brooklyn in New York City is better known by his drag name, Desmond is Amazing. Though still quite young, he first expressed an interest in dressing up in drag as a toddler and has become somewhat of a celebrity on the drag circuit.

And he is convinced that there are more kids out there just like him. So now, the precocious youngster is launching Haus of Amazing, the ‘first and only drag club for kids,’ where no adults are allowed.

When Desmond was younger, he would fashion bed sheets and towels into dresses and wigs, and would ‘clomp up and down the hallway in his mother’s high heels.’

‘Ever since day one… ever since I was able to walk, I used to take my mom’s towels and take her heels and clomp around the house. [I’d] put the towel on my head, wrap a towel around my body and walk the runway down my house,’ he revealed to Out.

At age five, he liked to play with toy trains, maps, video games, and Barbies but when he was six, an Elsa from Frozen costume changed everything — and Desmond started asking his parents for princess costumes or dresses when they were out shopping.

Admitting that they were concerned about how other people might perceive their son, Desmond’s parents consulted a therapist for advice on what to do.

The therapist advised them that the best course of action was to do nothing, and let Desmond develop naturally and explore his own tastes in clothing, toys, and activities.

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