Drag queens targeting kids

Drag queens targeting kids

Thirteen-year-old Ipswich teenager, Logan Kelly, has declared himself Australia’s youngest drag queen. He began his drag act at the tender age of 10 at the North Ipswich Bowls Club, south-west of Brisbane.

The ABC unashamedly promoted the club and the child drag queen.

The space doubles as a family-friendly drag club called Taboo where once a month for the past 10 years, drag queens perform to sold out audiences.

Logan used to watch the show with his family until one night, he was challenged by one of the queens to walk across the stage in high heels.

"A lot of the people thought I was going to do the little walk strut back but I wanted to do it properly," he said.

That's when Candy Featherbottom was born.

Founder of Taboo, Mr Eastaughffe said the club is for all ages, even children.

"We didn't want to hide what we do from children … because it helps them develop and grow up," he said.

"[It] helps them understand that we are all people."

The sexualised, adult themed genre has been increasingly aimed toward children over recent years.

Binary spokeswoman, Kirralie Smith, said drag queens are not for kids.

“Drag queens have traditionally been the fare of adult-only night clubs. With sexualised names and raunchy acts, that is exactly where they belong. It has now become trendy to include children in the acts. Exposing kids to the sexual fetish of cross dressing and even giving them suggestive names is beyond co