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Age no bar for transformation

DNMUM415856 | 6/10/2018 | Author : Dyuti Basu | WC :1777

Transgender people can identify their desired gender as early as three years of age. Yet the narrative around trans children is minimal. Dyuti Basu brings the focus to gender fluid youth
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Elaborate headdresses, skirts and sweeping gowns of silks and satins - this is what you’ll find in 10-year-old Desmond Napoles’ wardrobe. The New Yorker has had an affinity for feminine clothes since he was a toddler and declared himself a homosexual and a ‘drag kid’ (a young drag queen who dresses in women’s clothes) a few months before he was ten. As of this year, Napoles has come up with his own house of drag specially for kids.
Napoles has participated in every NYC Pride march since 2015, cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of DragCon NYC in 2017 with RuPaul and attended DragCon LA. “It feels amazing (when I put on drag) because I am expressing myself. I feel pretty - I feel like I am inspiring,” says Napoles, who, wh
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