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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 become an LGBTQ activist and advocate, runway model and has founded his own drag house for kids, the Haus of Amazing.

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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

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 become an LGBTQ activist and advocate, runway model and has founded his own drag house for kids, the Haus of Amazing. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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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 Napoles.

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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 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 Napoles. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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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.

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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 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
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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."

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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 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
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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 and dad handled the negative comments. But, you know, I think they're just jealous of how fabulous I am. And my mom has three steps. Delete, block, report," said Napoles, seemingly unfazed.

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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 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 and dad handled the negative comments. But, you know, I think they're just jealous of how fabulous I am. And my mom has three steps. Delete, block, report," said Napoles, seemingly unfazed. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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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."

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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 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 Jackson
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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."

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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 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
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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 yourself because it's - in my opinion - it's easier to deal with negative things when you're expressing yourself."

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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 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 yourself because it's - in my opinion - it's easier to deal with negative things when you're expressing yourself." REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Desmond Napoles walks with his mother Wendy in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Desmond Napoles walks with his mother Wendy in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Desmond Napoles walks with his mother Wendy in Brooklyn. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Desmond Napoles poses for a portrait in New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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