Drag kid of Brooklyn
LGBTQ activist Desmond Napoles, 11, poses for a portrait in New York, March 7, 2019. Desmond is Amazing and he wants you to be too. Napoles made his drag debut at the age of 7 on the U.S. reality show, "RuPaul's Drag Race" and since then he has...more
Desmond Napoles is pushed by his mother Wendy on a swing in Brooklyn, New York. "A drag kid is exactly what it sounds like, a kid who does drag. I came up with the idea because I felt like drag queen was too adult," explained...more
Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. "I wanted to have more of a - better term - for not just like drag queen. So, me and my mom, we thought of something and then we came up with drag kid," he added. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Desmond Napoles rides on a swing with his mother Wendy in Brooklyn, New York. Napoles said he was born gay and describes himself as a regular kid, but once he dresses up he becomes "amazing." REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Desmond Napoles walks along the water in Brooklyn. The New York native has a strong and mostly positive and supportive social media following, however the family has had to deal with unfounded reports of child abuse and negative commenters. "My mom...more
Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. The pint-sized drag star will release the single "We Are All Amazing" later in 2019 which includes the lyrics, "I am amazing, you are amazing, we are amazing strike a pose, 1,2,3." REUTERS/Lucas...more
Desmond Napoles is pushed by his mother Wendy on a swing in Brooklyn. Napoles is also writing a children's book "to teach young children how to have self-confidence and express themselves." REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. "Being an inspiration is amazing because, you know, I inspire kids to be themselves and do them. And it's really important to me for kids to be who they are because I think you should always be...more
Desmond Napoles walks with his mother Wendy in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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