We may have our youngest Grande Dame to date here on this blog... with this very stylish, creative. and balls to the wall queen from Staten Island.....Trailblazer, activist, club kid and drag queen.
Desmond Is Amazing" can rock a runway. That's the stage name of Desmond Napoles, who at just 11 years old is a drag superstar and an LGBTQ activist from New York City. His first notable break came in 2014 when he danced alongside B-52's lead singer, Fred Schneider, in Jinkx Monsoon's music video "The Bacon Shake." In 2015, a video of Desmond voguing in the NYC Pride parade went viral. He now performs regularly at clubs and events like NYC Pride and RuPaul's DragCon, where he was toast of the event. Now Desmond sashays through life with infectious confidence and inspires others with his motto, "be yourself always, no matter what. To any bullies and haters — and there have been many — Desmond says he pays them no mind because "they're not as fierce as you and I." Desmond has been the undisputed and most beloved young star of NYC Pride since 2015 when he danced his way into everyone’s hearts in a rainbow tutu and sparkly gold beret. Overnight, his story was featured on NewNowNext, Yahoo, Perez Hilton, and Out Magazine. Quickly, he became an internet sensation and was inspiring millions worldwide.
At 10-years old, Desmond is already a notable LGBTQ activist and advocate. He is an unapologetic and publicly outspoken openly gay youth actively invested in spreading his message of unconditional acceptance, pride, and love. He aspires to be a powerful example for other young people like himself, influence positive change in the LGBTQ community, and be the hope that generations of people before him were denied. In July, he was the awarded the Marsha P. Johnson Don’t be Outraged, Be Outrageous Award This award honors an individual or group who uses outlandish creativity to shine a light on an issue facing our community.