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This 10-Year-Old โ€˜Drag Kidโ€™ Just Founded NYC’s First Drag Club for Kids

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This 10-Year-Old โ€˜Drag Kidโ€™ Just Founded NYC’s First Drag Club for Kids
Drag clubs are nothing new throughout the city, but now thanks to 10-year-old Desmond Napoles, drags of all ages will have a space to express themselves.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS๐ŸŽ„ . . . . Hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Iโ€™m ๐ŸŒŸ #desmondisamazing ๐ŸŒŸ from NYC #nycdrag. ๐Ÿ—ฝ . I'm a #dragkid, #dragutante, and #dragketeer doing what I like to call #kinderdrag ๐Ÿญ. Yep, I'm a total #dragslayer ๐Ÿ‰. . And I have the MOST #amaziest ๐Ÿ˜˜ย  fans…my #AMAZIES ! I โค U! You inspire me! I am so grateful for your love and support. . I call my style "#androgynously" and my looks ๐ŸŽจ "#avantdrag". I'm inspired by theย  #clubkids, Warhol, the blitz kids, RuPaul ๐Ÿ‘ธ, Keith Haring, #altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag โœ‚ #diydrag. . I'm also an ๐Ÿฆ„ย  #LGBTQ advocate and #gayyouth. My motto is " Be Yourself, Always "ย  #beyourselfalways ๐ŸŒˆ. . ๐ŸŒ  #dragsuperstar ๐Ÿ’ฅ #dragartist ๐Ÿง #draglife ๐Ÿ‘ #dragqueen ๐Ÿ’„ #brooklyndrag ๐Ÿ‘œ #dragqueer .. . ๐Ÿ‘‰ #avantgarde #clubkid #dragkids #gaykid #kidsindrag #teendragqueen

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Desmond, who also goes by his drag name Desmond is Amazing, prefers to be called a โ€œdrag kidโ€ as opposed to the term drag queen which he feels is more exclusive to adults.

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With @rupaulofficial at @rupaulsdragcon NYC 2017. He is signing my copy of "The Sissy Duckling" by @theharveyfierstein. ๐Ÿค . . . . Hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Iโ€™m ๐ŸŒŸ #desmondisamazing ๐ŸŒŸ from NYC #nycdrag. ๐Ÿ—ฝ . I'm a #dragkid, #dragutante, and #dragketeer doing what I like to call #kinderdrag ๐Ÿญ. Yep, I'm a total #dragslayer ๐Ÿ‰. . And I have the MOST #amaziest ๐Ÿ˜˜ย  fans…my #AMAZIES ! I โค U! You inspire me! I am so grateful for your love and support. . I call my style "#androgynously" and my looks ๐ŸŽจ "#avantdrag". I'm inspired by theย  #clubkids, Warhol, the blitz kids, RuPaul ๐Ÿ‘ธ, Keith Haring, #altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag โœ‚ #diydrag. . I'm also an ๐Ÿฆ„ #LGBTQ advocate and #gayyouth. My motto is "Be Yourself, Always". #beyourselfalways ๐ŸŒˆ . ๐ŸŒ  #dragsuperstar ๐Ÿ’ฅ #dragartist ๐Ÿง #draglife ๐Ÿ‘ #dragqueen ๐Ÿ’„ #brooklyndrag ๐Ÿ‘œ #dragqueer . ๐Ÿ‘‰ #avantgarde #clubkid #dragkids #gaykid #kidsindrag #teendragqueen

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For the first time NYC will soon have a drag club specifically tailored to the youthย called Haus of Amazing. It will be open to anyone 20 or younger, and will provide a community to kids like Desmond that love drag and want to expressย themselves freely.ย  As Desmond says:

โ€œPeople should be able to dance, sing, or dress in any way. You can express yourself however you want.โ€

And thatโ€™s exactly what Haus of Amazing is for.

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March hare tea party realness. . . . . . Hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Iโ€™m ๐ŸŒŸ #desmondisamazing ๐ŸŒŸ from NYC #nycdrag. ๐Ÿ—ฝ . I'm a #dragkid, #dragutante, and #dragketeer doing what I like to call #kinderdrag ๐Ÿญ. Yep, I'm a total #dragslayer ๐Ÿ‰. . And I have the MOST #amaziest ๐Ÿ˜˜ย  fans…my #AMAZIES ! I โค U! You inspire me! I am so grateful for your love and support. . I call my style "#androgynously" and my looks ๐ŸŽจ "#avantdrag". I'm inspired by theย  #clubkids, Warhol, the blitz kids, RuPaul ๐Ÿ‘ธ, Keith Haring, #altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag โœ‚ #diydrag. . I'm also an ๐Ÿฆ„ย  #LGBTQ advocate and #gayyouth. My motto is " Be Yourself, Always "ย  #beyourselfalways ๐ŸŒˆ. . ๐ŸŒ  #dragsuperstar ๐Ÿ’ฅ #dragartist ๐Ÿง #draglife ๐Ÿ‘ #dragqueen ๐Ÿ’„ #brooklyndrag ๐Ÿ‘œ #dragqueer . . ๐Ÿ‘‰ #avantgarde #clubkid #dragkids #kidsindrag #teendragqueen . . #hsbvideo #madelin @madelinmusic

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-= HAPPY FRIDAY =- . Here's a Friday Flashback – with @thejinkx and Major Scales when I was really young! Do I look like a mini Jinkx? . . . . Hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Iโ€™m ๐ŸŒŸ #desmondisamazing ๐ŸŒŸ from NYC #nycdrag. ๐Ÿ—ฝ . I'm a #dragkid, #dragutante, and #dragketeer doing what I like to call #kinderdrag ๐Ÿญ. Yep, I'm a total #dragslayer ๐Ÿ‰. . And I have the MOST amaziest ๐Ÿ˜˜ย  fans…my #AMAZIES ! I โค U! You inspire me! I am so grateful for your love and support. . I call my style "androgynously" and my looks ๐ŸŽจ "avantdrag". I'm inspired by all of theย  #clubkids, RuPaul ๐Ÿ‘ธ, Nelson Sullivan, Marsha P. Johnson, the Blitz Kids, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Commes Des Garรงons, #altdrag, and do-it-yourself drag โœ‚. . I'm also an ๐Ÿฆ„ย  #LGBTQ advocate and #gayyouth. My motto is " Be Yourself, Always "ย  #beyourselfalways ๐ŸŒˆ. . ๐ŸŒ ย  #dragsuperstar ๐Ÿ’ฅย  #dragartist ๐Ÿงย  #draglife ๐Ÿ‘ ย  #dragqueen ๐Ÿ’„#brooklyndrag ๐Ÿ‘œย  #dragqueer . #jinkxmonsoon #majorscales #thevaudevillians #rpdr . ๐Ÿ‘‰ #clubkid #dragbeauty #dragkids #gaykid #kidsindrag #genderbender #genderfluid

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From Brooklyn, Desmond is not only the founder of NYCโ€™s very first drag club for kids, but heโ€™s also the youngest member of Iconic House of UltraOmni, walks BQ European Runway, and was a guest talent at this yearโ€™s RuPaul’s DragCon NYC 2017. Desmond truly is Amazing!

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