the-bi-manifesto-sidebar-left

Listen

gsn-google gsn-google

WATCH: 8-year-old drag queen Lactatia speaks candidly about what drag means to her

‘I like when people call me a girl when I’m in drag'

WATCH: 8-year-old drag queen Lactatia speaks candidly about what drag means to her

Lactatia, the 8-year-old drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race superfan, opens up about what drag means to her.

‘There aren’t a lot of kid drag queens,’ Lactatia explains. ‘They’re considered inappropriate, but like, inappropriate just means that you look good.’

Lactatia describes drag performance as a way of ‘expressing your feelings.’

‘We need more people to be free. That’s the kind of message I’m trying to send,’ she says.

Lactatia goes on to talk about how awesome and accepting her parents are.

‘They’re here doing this with me,’ she says.

And in terms of haters, Lactatia couldn’t care less about them.

‘For every person hating on me, there’s a bunch of other people just defending me,’ she states.

Lactatia also doesn’t consider drag to be a competition, but rather the product of people working together.

‘I like when people call me a girl when I’m in drag,’ the 8-year-old says. ‘It makes me happy.’

Watch the video below:

Lactatia is currently a guest at DragCon NYC, where she received a makeover from RPDR alum Ginger Minj.


Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .


HAVE YOUR SAY

FREE E-NEWS

 

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure
areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

__cfduid

Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting
information anonymously.

_ga, _gat, _gid, _pinterest_cm
_ga, _gat, _gid
_pinterest_cm

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across the website. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

_gads, fr, GoogleAdServingTest, IDE, impression.php/#, khaos, NID, pcs/activeview, pixel.gif, r/collect, rsid, test_cookie, tr
_gads, GoogleAdServingTest
fr, impression.php/#, tr
IDE, r/collect, test_cookie
khaos, rsid
pixel.gif

Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

_asc, _auc, _smb_api_session, address_bar_tracking, atrk.gif, ckid, cktst, gs_chn_id, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, gsHideBar, LSW_WEB, ps/analytics, trackedUrl
_asc, _auc, address_bar_tracking, trackedUrl
_smb_api_session, _smb_api_session, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, LSW_WEB
atrk.gif
ckid, cktst, ps/analytics

Close your account?

Your account will be closed and all data will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Are you sure?