Move over transgender kids, there is a new trend in town. Drag kids — kids dressed in full garb of their biologically opposite gender — are now joining the scene with transgender kids. The parents, guardians, and advocates of transgender or drag kids are not only supportive, but seem to be encouraging the child’s experience and publicity.

There’s nothing politically correct about this new frontier; it’s abuse, merely distorted and cloaked in progressivism.

At first glance, Desmond and Queen Lactatia seem almost cartoonish and fabricated, but a closer look proves these are young children, ten and eight, respectively, born male who not only dress in drag (and look like females) but are advertising for companies.

The House of Mann is a clothing company geared toward the LGBTQ community.

The Advocate reported that Lactatia was “encouraged by his supportive parents” and began taking classes to perfect his art. “Lactatia's public presence grew exponentially after he recently appeared at the Montreal stop of the Werq the World drag tour. RuPaul's Drag Race star Bianca del Rio invited Lactatia up to the stage and the younger queen charmed the dress off the older queen (though Lactatia admitted his favorite Drag Race queen is Ginger Minj).”

Any parent of an elementary school-aged child knows children can’t wear clothes they don’t have or drive themselves places. The parents of these drag kids, are not just supporting it but encouraging it by purchasing supplies and carting their kids to drag events. This seems not only bizarre but abusive in the sense that it’s an unnatural distortion of healthy child’s play.

After tweeting this, the owner of the House of Mann, Brandon Hilton, told BuzzFeed he was getting backlash and told he was abusive or participating in abuse. Well, yeah.

Certainly Hilton is not physically abusing these drag kids and neither, likely, are the children’s parents. What concerned onlookers likely mean, is that children who are encouraged to embrace their opposite gender, or who are encouraged to dress in drag when they are not sexually developed or even coherent about sexuality, may grow up to be profoundly confused about their sexuality and gender. I still clutch my young children when they cross the street; why would I encourage them to embrace drag as if they would somehow be fully informed about the topic and how inherently important sexuality is to a person?

This trend is not about a child “being himself” but a parent encouraging an agenda that is unhealthy for a young child to embrace.

Nicole Russell is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. She is a journalist in Washington, D.C., who previously worked in Republican politics in Minnesota. She was the 2010 recipient of the American Spectator's Young Journalist Award.

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