Drag Queen Kid

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8-year-old Lactatia is Montreal’s latest drag queen. Lactatia (real name Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden) got into drag at age 7 with encouragement from both parents and peers, gaining recognition after being invited onstage by Bianca Del Rio at a Montreal drag event, where — in full drag — Lactatia served up snark and sass like a queen. For Nemis, an elementary-school student who also loves to skateboard, it’s all about celebrating identity. While he doesn’t feel that he’s gay or transgender, Nemis knows for sure that his fabulous alter ego’s been with him since birth.

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  1. I have long wondered why mode of dress is so important to us. It was not that many years ago when men and women alike could wear peacock finery without drawing comment. It was normal. At some strange point, broadly around The Great War, men had to be drab and dowdy and women were the peacocks.

    Now, at white collar work, men must wear drab suits and women may wear, within ‘business considerations’ what they choose.

    Drag queens are a glorious exception.

    If we look at garment practicality, the gentleman’s crotch is not really suited to trousers. The dried arrangement gets in the way. The lady’s crotch has geography that is well suited to the trouser, unless so tight that the camel’s toe appears!

    So why do we get exercised when a man wears even a very masculine sarong? My neighbours double take when I wear mine despite my getting them in Sri Lanka where they are a very masculine form of attire.

    I can see why we link Drag Queens with the LGBT world. Stonewall made it famous. As an aside, no Drag Queens were harmed in the Bowling Green Massacre.

    This 8 year old Drag Queen is a kid having a great time, being accepted (probably) into a performance art at an early age. I suppose the skateboarding part is to seek to prove he is ‘all boy’, forgetting that it’s just another fun pastime.

    I do think they might have chosen a rather more pleasing name.

  2. @It’s Only Me … :
    Very good post! — A good read.

    “At some strange point, broadly around The Great War, men had to be drab and dowdy and women were the peacocks.”
    It was also just before that “Great War,” [around 1910] America’s shaving companies (primarily Gillette) started a[n advertising] movement convincing all women from puberty and older to shave their body parts — mostly underarms at first because women wore full and long dresses, then later, arms and legs (I’m sure other areas were included as well) just so they can sell their shaving paraphernalia beyond the very few men who would shave their faces — which began similarly to men who worked in banks and the like since they would be inside and therefore appear “cleaner” to customers.

    “So why do we get exercised when a man wears even a very masculine sarong? My neighbours double take when I wear mine despite my getting them in Sri Lanka where they are a very masculine form of attire.”
    The Sarong is also nearly as popular in Thailand and Laos as well. Not quite so much in Thailand now because of the influence of western (read: American) style clothes.

    “While he doesn’t feel that he’s gay or transgender, Nemis knows for sure that his fabulous alter ego’s been with him since birth.
    That’s a great line! And funny!

  3. People get worked up about these things primarily for one reason: that we don’t have gender segregation any more, and therefore dressing like other men (if we are male) or other women (if we are female), or dressing like the opposite gender, is far more important – because many people cling to gender-conforming dress perhaps because they miss the comfort that gender segregation brings.

    In gender segregated societies of the past, feminine men could dress female and it didn’t bother anyone, as they were not considered “men”.

    It has nothing to do with Gillette.

    1. “It has nothing to do with Gillette”

      Wow, THIS coming from one who rambled on and on and on and on …. ad nauseam about feminism and who won’t even read the quote for context which you never provided in your rants.

      But, thank you for that idiocy.

  4. 😘What a little charmer, I like him. His voice sounds older than eight, wonder if that’s part of his drag persona or just unique to him.
    👍🏻You go boy, I mean girl; he likes to be called that when he’s in drag!

    1. Why? He’s got a handle on what he wants and his parents are cool with it. There’s no harm. Only repression causes harm.

  5. Severe garb for men was in part the doing of the famous English fop, Beau Brummel. Universal mourning for Prince Albert also contributed to male drabness. I think one of the major contributing factors to our loss of feathers was the use of soft coal for heating and industry. The air in urban areas was thick with filthy smoke. Black didn’t show the dirt as much as more vivid colors. By the way, traditional dress in Bali is unisex, the lovely and comfortable sarong. Men and women both went topless until the Dutch forced tops on the women. I always wonder why it is acceptable for females to wear men’s clothes but not the other way around. God bless the little tyke, I wish him a FABULOUS wardrobe.

  6. so we’re sexualising 8 year olds now?

    inb4 “there is nothing sexual about drag omg”

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