11-Year-Old Drag Queen Breaks Down On Loose Women For Best Reason
A mum appeared on Loose Women on Thursday with her 11-year-old drag queen son in celebration of Pride weekend.
Lauren Noakes appeared on the ITV programme with her son Leo, who says he was inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race.
She admitted how at first she was afraid that the reason her son wanted to dress in women's clothes was because he didn't have a male father figure growing up.
"I was worried that it was because he was with me and watching me all the time," Lauren explained.
However, she later discovered that it wasn't because of his upbringing - or the fact that he wanted to change his gender.
Lauren continued: "From my ignorance I assumed that that's what he wanted. It's not at all.
"But, actually, he's really open anyway, he really clearly just says, 'I'm a boy, I like being a boy, just because I've got a penis doesn't mean I can't wear a dress'.
"He just wants to show everyone it's OK to be different. That's what he taught me."
Just seen an 11 year old boy on #loosewomen dressed in drag. BRILLIANT. so pleased that he can be himself and not be restricted by prejudice. Go mum!- Lisa Bennett (@BritishButch) August 8, 2018
fighting back the tears watching #loosewomen, what an incredible mum and fabulous child!:relaxed: so glad we are supporting and acknowledging these conversations. Children (people♀️) deserve to be happy and who are we to stop them:heart:- elle:v: (@elle155094) August 8, 2018
So pleased to see Leo feeling himself on #LooseWomen :heartpulse: amazing of his parents to support him from such a young age- Abi Hewitt (@abz0lutely) August 8, 2018
Leo then made his appearance Violet Vixen, where he received a heartfelt message from one of his idols, Shane Jenek, who transforms into Courtney Act.
Shane told him: "You're inspiring a conversation about how silly it is to apply a gender to a piece clothing.
"Why do boys have to wear boys clothes and why do girls have to wear girls clothes? Why can't we just wear the clothes that we feel like wearing? It makes sense to me and it makes sense to you too."
Needless to say, the heartfelt message from Shane prompted Leo to break down live on air. Wouldn't we all if we got a message from our hero?
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