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Published On: Sun, Jan 7th, 2018

New York 10-year-old Desmond Napoles starting ‘drag house for kids’

Gender dysphoria and transvestite lines continue to get blurred as a New York child is setting up the “first ever drag house established exclusively for kids who are doing amazing drag,” according to an online flyer for the “club.”

“Haus of Amazing” will be a “positive, encouraging and safe on-line community for drag kids to connect with each other,” the flyer states.

The Daily Mail report says Desmond Napoles has been showing interest in dressing in drag since he was a toddler and has gained fame on the New York drag circuit as his drag alter ego, “Desmond is Amazing.”

“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,” Napoles said, “put the towel on my head, wrap a towel around my body and walk the runway down my house.”

At age six he began asking his parents for princess costumes and dresses, the report said. His parents consulted a therapist and were told it was best to allow Desmond develop naturally and to explore his tastes on clothing, toys and activities.

Napoles calls himself a “drag kid” as opposed to a “drag queen,” with the explanation that the term “drag queen” should only refer to adults.

Napoles came out as gay last year — yes, at age nine.

His parents are emphatic that their son is not yet sexually active, although Napoles is an advocate for LGBTQ issues, he has not ”reached the age where sexual relations are appropriate or discussed explicitly.”

He told Out magazine last fall his advice for other kids was, “If your parents say, “Oh, gay is bad” or “it’s a sin,” pay them no mind and say, “If you don’t like me, I’m gonna leave.”

Napoles told kids if they feel suicidal, “don’t commit because there is always love in the world. There are a lot of people like you and my motto is – Be yourself always.”

Transgender studies have shown that as much as 96% “hurt themselves” or have high levels of mental health issues.

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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