INSPIRING LEADERSHIP AWARD
Desmond Napoles, whose stage
name is Desmond Is Amazing,
is American’s teen drag
superstar. They are an LGBTQ advocate,
outspoken gay youth, model, public
speaker, performer, designer, actor, and
Desmond also founded their own youth
drag house, the Haus of Amazing, and
they are the author of “Be Amazing: A
History of Pride,” which shows other LGBTQ
youth how to overcome adversity and
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Film/TV Actor and Drag Artist
embrace their identities.
They have performed on stages across
the country, walked the runways for
designers at New York Fashion Week, and
collaborated with brands such as Brussels
Airlines, Converse, GLAAD, Google, Marc
Jacobs, and Heritage of Pride.
Earlier this year, Desmond participated
in a Gay City News webinar during
which they elaborated on their strong
bond with their mother. Desmond said
their mother has provided them with
the freedom to express their gender,
saying, “She just lets me be me.”
Desmond lives in New York City with
their mother, father, cat, and parrots.
Their hobbies include coding, scripting,
playing video games, experimenting
with makeup, and hiking.
When they grow up, Desmond would
like to be a roller coaster engineer or
video game designer.
Their motto is to “be yourself, always.”
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