Meet Lactatia, The 8-Year-Old Drag Queen Wowing Audiences Everywhere

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Lactatia, 8-year-old drag star
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Even RuPaul has taken notice!

When it comes to parenting, nothing comes as easy as the love you have for your child. 

And while I'd like to believe that that love always translates into acceptance, I know it doesn't quite work that way for every parent.

That's why I couldn't help but be in awe with the story of the 8-year-old drag queen (er, princess?) who has the full support and love of his family.

In fact, his parents consider their son's "biggest milestone" to be the moment he decided he wanted to be "a girl with a penis," according to the Tea Party.

 

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Meet Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden, a child drag queen who goes by the stage name of "Lactatia" when he's performing. He's wowed the world with his larger-than-life personality and mad drag queen skills.

His parents are his biggest cheerleaders and support group with his drag performances, and in today's society, that's not exactly easy to come by when your children don't fall under the well-defined umbrella of "normal."
 
And since the world has just barely come to accept the LGBTQ community and all that they offer, entertainment and otherwise, this kid is different than most his age. And, that is OK.  
 
 
 
 
Here are 6 little tidbits that you need to know about the rising (drag) star, who has been featured in publications such as Gay Times UK, New Now Next, Pink News, Towleroad, and the Advocate. And he's even been shared by the likes of RuPaul himself via Twitter, according to the media outlet.
 
1. Lactatia is no newb to the drag scene
 
Lactatia has been performing drag since he was 7 years old. A year is like a lifetime when you're so young! He first made his way onto the scene when captured performing side-by-side with Bianca Del Rio, who is well known for her participation on RuPaul's Drag Race.

 

2. Beginning Slay-age

 
Lactatia may have only staked his claim to fame a year ago in the LGBQT and drag world, but he's been wearing dresses and such since he was 3. Or, as he put it during an  interview with Paper magazine,"I've been wearing dresses and being into girl stuff since I was 3."
 
However, during an interview with Best Kept Montreal, his parents said that while shopping for him it's "equal parts black skinny jeans and skulls as it is sequins and tulle." 
 
 
 
Lactatia's hobbies included: skateboarding, contouring, and using "tuck-tape."
 
 
3. It's all in a name
His stage name, Lactatia, was created by his 14-year-old sister. His birth name is Nemis Quinn Melancon Golden, and is almost as colorful as his stage name. 
 
 
4. He's wise beyond his 8 years
Not only does he know what he wants in life (more than most kids at that age), but he has the age-old wisdom to get where he wants to go in life.
 
He told Paper magazine, “I think that anyone can do what they want in life. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. If you wanna be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents. If you wanna be a drag queen and your friends don’t let you, you need new friends."

 

5. Big Goals

His big goal is to make it onto the Ellen DeGeneres Show. He says if he were to make it onto the show then he'd "definitely" prepare a lip sync performance. 
 

6. His family are allies ...  

Although drag is one of his hobbies, this little guy doesn't identify as gay. His parents, who refer to themselves as "huge allies," said that perhaps he will in the future... "Who knows?"
 

7. ... and he's a class act

He takes "Voguing" classes, which is a type of dance popularized by Madonna's music video for Vogue but its origin is from black drag queens in the streets of Harlem. 

Who knew those classes existed? Someone sign me up!
 

At any rate, it seems as though Lactatia is keeping the roots of being a queen alive and well as he vogues his way to social media stardom. Maybe one day he'll even get to work with his hero, RuPaul!  

 
 

 

 
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