You can use drag to explore anything you want to,” says Natalie Doidge, the organiser of what is thought to be Scotland’s first “drag school” for teenagers, which opens its doors later this month after facing down controversy.
“Drag isn’t limited to men dressed as women … and this course opens it out to anyone who wants to try it. It’s an exploration of [oneself] – especially for young people at the upper end of high school, when your life is just beginning and you’re thinking about who want to be. Gender is a performance, after all.”
A significant number of online comments raised concerns about safeguarding and sexualising of children, with some referring to entirely false tropes about LGBTQ adults exploiting educational spaces to “groom” younger people.
This summer event is just about putting a wee flag up to say: ‘It’s OK to be in the chess club, and it’s OK to be in this one too.’”
Post by BigBruvOfEnglandUK on Jul 17, 2021 22:03:45 GMT
When I'm reading posts on Facebook I often think to myself that a hell of a lot of people didn't get enough English lessons (Myself included). I've never thought to myself that what youngsters really need is to be taught how to be drag queens.
When I posted the video last night he had only had just over 100 views – odd for something with national newspaper coverage – I’ve never seen that before. He is now at 257 views – comments turned off and 7 likes and 24 dislikes.