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MONTREAL, Canada — A video of an eight-year-old boy who performs in drag
has gone viral, with the child advising during the interview that if one’s parents
will not allow them to be a drag queen, “you need new parents.”Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden uses the stage name “Lactatia,” which he says was suggested by his teenage sister. Last month, Mélançon-Golden appeared at Montreal’s “Werq the World Tour,” where drag queen Bianca Del Rio told the child that he was “[expletive] adorable,” among other profanities.
Mélançon-Golden’s mother handles his makeup before shows, as he often wears lipstick, eyeliner and shadow, as well as a long wig.
“Obviously, we’re not like most moms and dads,” the boy’s parents, Jessica Mélançon and Coriander Golden, told Best Kept Montreal. “Instead of Saturday morning soccer practice, we have Vogue classes. When we go clothes shopping, it’s equal parts black skinny jeans and skulls as it is sequins and tulle. We talk ollies, grinding and dropping in. He’s pretty dedicated to his skateboard, just as much as contouring and tuck tape!”
A video released by “LGBT in the City” on June 4, which as of press time has over a million views on Facebook and over 200,000 views on YouTube, features Mélançon-Golden opining that if children want to be drag queens and their parents won’t allow it, they need new parents.
“Anyone can do what they want in life,” he stated. “It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. If you want to be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents. If you want to be a drag queen and your friends don’t let you, you need new friends.”
Mélançon-Golden also advised that he has been performing in drag since he was seven, but has worn dresses since he was three.
“[W]e’ve gifted both of our children with the ideal that there’s nothing just for girls and nothing just for boys,” his parents explained to Best Kept Montreal. “He grew up wearing his sister’s hand me down princess costumes and fancy shoes while playing with monster trucks and riding a skateboard.”
They said that their son was concerned about being accepted at first because most men who dress in drag are homosexual and he doesn’t have an interest in those of the same sex.
“It’s something we’ve talked a lot about at length because he expressed his concern that people wouldn’t think he was a ‘real’ drag queen or take him seriously because he doesn’t feel like he’s gay,” Mélançon-Golden’s parents outlined. “Maybe he will in the future? Who knows.”
The viral video and subsequent reports have generated a variety of reactions, with homosexual news sites cheering the boy on as “incredible” and Christian ministries aimed at helping homosexuals expressing concern about the welfare of the child.
“We are witnessing the LGBTQ+ community embrace child abuse by cultivating mental illness by promoting ‘drag’ in a child. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know this will eventually lead to sexual play,” Stephen Black, a former homosexual who now leads First Stone Ministries, told reporters.
“Today we are seeing—truly, right before our eyes—a moral decline like we have never witnessed, a demented mindset that calls evil good, and good evil. The Bible predicted these days would come and we are surely in them,” he said.