When the Boy in Drag Danced at the Gay Bar and the Gay Community Did Not Protest

Desmond Napoles walks through the audience of GMA Day in a video posted by Good Morning America Nov. 2. The 11-year-old boy performed at a gay club Dec. 1 while adult men threw money on the stage.

By Michael Brown Published on December 21, 2018

If there is one thing that upsets the gay community, it’s the accusation that most (or many) gay men are pedophiles. Closely related to this accusation is the charge that they’re grooming boys for sex.

Repulsed by Pedophilia and ‘Man-Boy Love’

Every gay man with whom I’ve ever interacted about these subjects has categorically denied them, and to a man, they seemed as repulsed at the idea of pedophilia as I was. And personally, I believe them.

It’s true that “man boy love” was often celebrated in gay circles throughout recorded history.

It’s true that, to this day, there is more “intergenerational” dating among gay men. (For Michelangelo Signorile’s defense of this, see here. For a very different gay take, see here.)

It’s also true that infamous pedophile groups like the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) were at the forefront of the modern gay activist movement. And it’s true that some of the most celebrated gay icons, including Allen Ginsberg and Larry Kramer, spoke sympathetically of NAMBLA and the like. (To be clear, they endorsed “fully consensual man-boy relationships,” as if such a thing were morally possible.)

But, to repeat, if there’s one thing I’ve heard consistently from the gay community it is that they deplore the concept of man-boy relationships.

Because of that, when I wrote a lengthy chapter in A Queer Thing Happened to America comparing the arguments of pedophile activists with the arguments of gay activists, I was very careful to state (in caps and in bold, in the original): “MICHAEL BROWN IS NOT EQUATING HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICE WITH PEDOPHILIA. MICHAEL BROWN IS NOT CALLING ALL HOMOSEXUALS PEDOPHILES.

I even encouraged readers to repeat these lines every few paragraphs if they found themselves getting upset. I was comparing the arguments, not the acts.

I still believe this statement is true, and I’m sure there are plenty of gay men in consensual, even committed relationships with other gay men who would vomit at the thought of man-boy relationships. (Of course, I believe their relationship is still illicit in God’s sight, just as I believe many other relationships are illicit, including a guy sleeping with his girlfriend or a man who divorces his loyal wife and marries his adulterous lover.)

Homosexuality, ‘Intergenerational Intimacy’ and Grooming of Children

At the same time, I believe that the connection between homosexuality and “intergenerational intimacy” remains alive and well, as it has throughout gay history. There’s no denying it now.

For years, MassResistance has documented the abuses taking place between gay adults and minors, especially in school-based GSA’s (Gay Straight Alliances; see here and here and here).

Yet there has been no protest from the larger gay community about these things.

More recently, in the wake of the new perverted fad of drag queens reading stories to toddlers and little children, one of the readers, Dylan Pontiff (aka Santana Pilar Andrews) made this stunning statement at a city council meeting: “This is going to be the grooming of the next generation. We are trying to groom the next generation.” (By the way, if you were in the least bit offended by this statement as a parent, that proved you were a hater.)

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Yet as this new fad spreads across the nation, there is still no protest from the larger gay community. Silence, if not celebration, rules the day. (Assuming he meant emotional “grooming” rather than sexual “grooming” barely improves the statement.)

Even when little boys become celebrity drag queens overnight, there is no discernible gay protest. Instead, it’s a sign of progress, of tolerance, of enlightenment. (As of this writing, the YouTube video “Meet the 8-Year-Old Boy Who Transforms Into a Drag Queen Named Lactatia” has over 9-million views. Yes, this is happening on our watch.)

But now another step has been taken. A step that is impossible to justify. A step that should certainly merit a universal gasp of horror from the gay community nationwide.

11- Year Old Child Dances Sexually at Bar

As reported on the Daily Wire, earlier this month, “an 11-year-old boy dressed in drag danced on stage in a sexual manner at a gay bar in Brooklyn, NY, called 3 Dollar Bill. The child, Desmond Napoles, was dressed as a Gwen Stefani-lookalike — full drag make up, a blonde wig, and crop top included — as he bounced around onstage to No Doubt’s ‘Like a Girl’ and collected dollar bills from male adults viewing the number.”

An online ad promoting the event read: “Only in New York… a nightclub that makes you go WHOA!!! FEATURING: Upcoming Legend from Television and the Runway: DESMOND IS AMAZING!!! PERFORMING LIVE! … This stage, this dance floor, this house… is ours as long as we protect it.”

In vain have I searched online for the massive gay protest, for the outrage, for the cries of child exploitation.

In vain have I searched online for the massive gay protest, for the outrage, for the cries of child exploitation. If there are voices of protest, they are few and far between, and they are muted.

Why? Because if it’s gay, it’s OK. If it’s gay, it’s moral. And to criticize is to stand with the religious fanatics.

If it’s gay, it’s OK.

Mike Hendren, an outraged radio host, put things in perspective:

“Let’s change this up a bit. What if it were an 11-year-old girl, dancing at strip club or any other kind of club for that matter. Would you be outraged? Of course, you would. And CPS [Child Protective Services] would break their necks removing that girl from whatever home setting she was living in. And, furthermore, someone would d*** sure go to jail. But yet, here we have an 11-year-old boy, who’s being hailed as some kind of hero for the LGBTQ ‘community’, and he’s being paraded around like a piece of meat for the entertainment of adults. In any other form, we’d call this pedophilia. Yet this is being hailed as something groundbreaking and even celebratory.”

Again, I’m quite sure that many gay couples are seeking to live their lives just as many heterosexual couples do. Going to work. Having meals together. Raising kids (be they adopted or from other marriages or some other means). Even going to church or synagogue.

But there’s no denying the direction that gay activism will take us. In fact, just go back to the early days of the gay liberation movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Read the demands for the recognition of all forms of relationships. Read the demands for the lowering of the age of consent. And watch the drag queens march front and center, along with the pedophile-approving icons helping to lead the way.

Now that camel has his head in the door, with marriage redefined and homosexuality celebrated and esteemed, the rest of the camel is coming through.

A generation of children is being groomed. What are you going to do about it?

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  • JP

    Not surprised. This is the consequences of lgbt ideology.

  • Patmos

    This isn’t going to last much longer. The longsuffering of the Lord is salvation, but he only permits so much.

  • Facebook User

    Come out of the closet Mike and join your gay brothers. You are WAY off line with your gay friendly rhetoric—-“…many gay couples are seeking to live their lives just as many
    heterosexual couples do. Going to work. Having meals together. Raising
    kids (be they adopted or from other marriages or some other means). Even
    going to church or synagogue.” You forgot to mention the fact that they are mentally disturbed “men” that believe it is “normal” to sodomize each other while their “children” are sleeping in the next room. Nothing here that mirrors “living a life just as heterosexual couples do”, This is sick thinking!

  • Walt Viet

    These people are the sickest of the sick. The only one sicker is the thing called the mother.

  • Stephen D

    I see no reason to accept the view that there are ‘moral’ homosexual men who reject the practice of paedophilia. There is a lot of fake ‘morality’ out there. We hear a lot of talk about morality from people who live in defiance of God. But where does their ‘moral’ judgement originate? There are three possible answers to this question. One is that it originates in Reason. Another is that it originates in a good conscience that every person has innately – all humans are basically good on this view. The third answer is the biblical one. A person controlled by Satan has only a fake ‘morality’, even if he does decry paedophilia.

    • Aaron Beauchamp

      I would say ( having been a part of the gay community at one time, but no longer ) that there are conservative-leaning gays who are in the gay lifestyle, but don’t endorse this at all. Some have enough sense.

      With that said, one can’t play around with illicit behavior and hold their morality for too long, without compromising. Here a little, there a little. So I agree with you in that regard. It’s a moral lesson on a much bigger scale. It applies to anybody, gay or straight…….illicit living will bring compromise after compromise, inevitably.

      It’s akin to a drug user who says they “control” their drug use. You can’t control sin. It will spread, more and more, until you either leave it or it consumes you.

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      You were oh so close to making a perfect statement there. Unfortunately, you got the 2nd view wrong. Every person does have a good conscience innately because it has been given by God. See Romans 2:15. However, that does NOT mean they are “basically good”. They are NOT. There are NONE good. No not one. God has written His Laws “on” their Jer. 17:9 hearts. It is that & their God-given conscience which gives them any ability whatsoever to have any “conflicting thoughts”.

  • I guess gays are sort of like “moderate” Muslims. Even if they don’t agree, they aren’t going to say anything – either because they don’t really object or because they fear serious repercussions from their more radical brethren.

  • Al Lejdly

    I give it less than five years a pedophilia will be acceptable and legal. God needs to just flush this toilet now.

    • Alfred the Great

      It’s not a coincidence that we started hearing the phrases “Love is never wrong” and “gαy kids” around the same time. This has been the goal all along.

  • Up_Words

    “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own
    righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.” (Romans 10:3)

    I do recall remember George C Scott in (the movie) THE BIBLE being asked by the child playing the part of Isaac, “Were the children evil too, father?” –Now we know.
    And we also know that the main reason they were also perverted is because their adult “mentors” led them down that path. I appreciate Dr. Brown’s insistence on continually
    reminding us of this “elephant in the room” (and I’m NOT referring to the GOP!).

    How does one remain faithful, and still be compassionate towards these precious souls? Such is a balancing act that only the love of God can accomplish!

    “ But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” (Jude 1:20-23)

  • Aaron Beauchamp

    Soooooo…..they dress up an impressionable young boy, who is clearly confused about his gender, and parade him around like a gentler version of the Elephant Man in make up? That’s entertainment?

    Liberalism is not a mental disorder…..it’s a heartless agenda that unwittingly destroys lives.

  • NellieIrene

    Desmond’s parents “thought” he was “gay” when he was two or three. They began “testing” him by showing him things like “The Sissy Duckling” and RuPaul’s Drag Race. And then letting his freak flag fly when he started immitating the things he was seeing.

    I’ve also seen video of this, sickly, underfed looking child talking about how anyone can do drugs and running his sniffing nose up his arm and saying ahhhh after a drag queen that was sitting next to him mentioned a particular drug.

    This is beyond sad. I would say where are his parents. But they created this sad mess by their actions.

  • Mike Flint

    Which is better? To kill a child before it has a chance to be born or to make it a child of the devil after it’s been born?

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      I agree with the spirit of your question but, theologically speaking, children are born “of the devil”. That is why they must be Born Again.

  • fatty

    Who are the freakin’ idiots in the above photo laughing and cheering this boy?

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      Sadly, the majority of Americans today.

  • Trilemma

    Children are not allowed to buy cigarettes. Children are not allowed to buy alcohol. And they should not be allowed to do this.

    • Royce E. Van Blaricome

      I am SO tempted to ask you, “Why Not? On what basis do you consider this wrong?” But I’m not gonna. While I have the desire to engage you in an attempt to put you reasoning abilities on full public display, I just don’t have the time for an exercise in futility.

      I’ll just leave it to you to ponder that and what Ultimate Authority you base you answer on.

      • sharkgirl7

        I’ll do it: because its based on sex alone and children that young SHOULD NOT BE HAVING SEX

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          The problem with that is “they” would tell you that it’ s not based on sex along and that also doesn’t answer the question “Why not?” You say children that young should not be having sex. I agree with you. But on what Authority do you say that? Why is it wrong to do so?

          No need to reply. Just something to ponder and determine if you have the right answer. There is ONLY ONE right answer to that question.

          • sharkgirl7

            The answer is that sex is created for two people to explore within the confines of marriage

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            That’s not quite correct. I wasn’t asking specifically about sex but more about “on what Authority’. That said, had you said “a man and a woman” vice “two people” you’d have been correct on one aspect of the question. That being when is sex authorized. But even then one would have to ask what constitutes a Marriage and when is it ok to marry. Beyond that though the question still exists “Based on what Authority do you base that conclusion/belief?”

          • sharkgirl7

            You’re right. I’m wording it wrong because I’m old school and still not used to the “new definition” of marriage. I do not support the LGBTQAA2+ etc etc community in their “rights”

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            That’s good to know. Sadly, we can’t take the obvious at face value anymore.

          • Juan Garcia

            The absolute objective moral values and duties established by the Maximal Greatest Being who we generally refer to as God and as revealed to us by his eternal logos.

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    One thing I really like about Dr. Brown’s articles is that he almost always provides links to backup his suppositions and often brings into the light that which was unknown by many.

    The increased magnitude of debauchery and overall depths of depravity in a myriad of forms is something that is not a surprise to Christians who understand what God meant when He described Homosexuality as “vile” and in Romans 1 says, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions” and “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a reprobate mind to do what ought not to be done. (Rom 1:28) ” and “Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (Rom 1:32)

    Perhaps what is surprising today is the increasing number of self-professing Christians who think that the LGBTQABC-XYZ+50 folks can actually be “moral” and “loving” people. While it’s usually pretty obvious that most of them are Posers, Apostates, & Wolves in Sheep clothing/”Angels of Light” there is little doubt that some may well be Babes In Christ with a unbalanced view of what Love is.

  • Stephen D

    With ‘transgender’ children, the source of the problem is invariably the mother. In considering the medical diagnosis ‘gender dysphoria’ – a psychiatric diagnosis – the mother should be considered as probably exhibiting what is technically known as ‘Munchausen’s Syndrome by proxy’. That means she is potentially presenting the child as having an ‘illness’ in order to gain attention by having it ‘treated’. Munchausen’s Syndrome by proxy is a form of child abuse, even though the person abusing the child has a psychiatric condition.

  • Kevin Quillen

    Queers cannot reproduce so they must recruit.

  • It’s tough to argue from silence, but there are a few situations where the lack of blowback is deafening. This is one of those times.

    Another thing to ask is this — if gay is ok, gay is normal, and everyone else has a problem, why hasn’t the gay community shut down the pride parades yet?

  • Stephanie

    Someone ( i lost the comment) asked what Ultimate Authority these “answers” ( im assuming right and wrong) are based on, i say isnt that obvious?? Or is it sarcasm? God IS the all powerful.all knowing. We will be judged, and so will these parents, and the idiots who smile n clap for pedophilia right in the publics eye. This is WRONG! This is allowing a child to be in charge. Remember the days when a child was doing something wrong, the parent said ” stop it”, the child asks “why”, and the parent smacks the child? Not abuse, discipline. You dont ask WHY? You are a child, the parent says NO, thats it! This child was never told NO. Scary to think we are in a world where EVERYTHING is OK and acceptable. I say NO it isnt.

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