Seattle Museum Hosts Sexually Explicit 'Drag Camp' to Help Kids Become Transgender
'Summer Camp: the Art of Drag' trains children on 'creating a persona' to switch gender
A museum in Seattle is hosting a sexually explicit "drag camp" that aims to teach children how to become transgender.
"Summer Camp: the Art of Drag" is led by a "drag artist" who trains children aged 12 to 18 years old on how to "create your own persona" while "transitioning" to a different gender.
“Led by local drag artist Joshua Hancock, ‘Summer Camp: the Art of Drag’ has run for the past two summers at the West Coast city’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP),” the Daily Mail reported on Monday.
The MoPOP’s website detailed the event, scheduled for August 8 through August 12 of this year.
"Calling all current and future kings and queens!” the site reads.
"Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp!"
"Led by Seattle performer Joshua Hancock, you’ll investigate drag history and work together with local artists to create your own personas," the description of the "drag camp" continues.
"You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence.
"At the end of the week, celebrate your new drag personas with a private showcase!"
In a social media post from July 2021, the museum advertised the camp and shared photos of the artists involved, one wearing green high heels and another with pink and white hair:
Hancock has years of experience in theater, burlesque, and drag, the museum’s website stated, adding he “believes drag is for everyone, it is more than one thing, and can be used to heal, bring joy, sadness, and love to people. ”
Meanwhile, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) highlighted a 15-year-old who began developing his drag act when he was 13.
Titled “Cherry West: From schoolboy Sam to drag teen,” the Wednesday essay begins by describing teenage drag queen Sam Carlin, who goes by the alter ego “Cherry West.”
It describes West as an aspiring schoolboy “dreaming of a flamboyant future” ever since his first encounter with the “drag scene” at the tender age of 10, where he “connected” with performing as a woman on stage.
Once the young man voiced interest regarding drag to his parents, the couple “encouraged” him to practice, and his sister taught him how to put on makeup.
The BBC is publically funded.