Desmond Napoles: How a 10-year-old New York 'drag kid' became an LGBT icon

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Desmond Napoles is a 10-year-old boy who is taking the world by storm, one fabulous outfit at a time. Napoles, from Brooklyn, is a "drag kid" who has become an icon within the LGBT community after first being spotted in a rainbow outfit at the New York Pride Parade in 2015. Known on social media as Desmond is Amazing, he now has nearly 60,000 followers on Instagram and even created the first ever drag club for just for children, Haus of Amazing.

Speaking to Pink News, Napoles' mum Wendy explains why it's so important her son is allowed to be who he wants to be. "I believe that it is important for any parent to support their children in their interests and allow them to express themselves," she says. "It builds a child's sense of self and instills confidence within them."

source: Article 'Desmond Napoles: How a 10-year-old New York 'drag kid' became an LGBT icon' by Lydia Smith; www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/06/11/desmond-napoles-how-a-10-year-old-new-york-drag-kid-became-an-lgbt-icon/; PinkNews; 11 June 2018