“There is a big difference between a child performing….and a child performing at a gay bar.”

And that’s precisely the homophobia I’m talking about. If there were nothing wrong with gay men in your mind, then there would be nothing wrong with a child performing in a space where gay men hang out.

I have looked into his story. So have dozens of other reporters. He’s well looked after, is constantly chaperoned by his parents, always either on stage or backstage, never in the bar proper. All his professional fees are placed in an educational trust, contrary to your assertions that his parents are living on his money.

The only sexualizing here appears to be in your own mind. Again — you seem to be unable to understand that drag is not about sex. You clearly don’t know much about the art form if you think it’s sexual or sexualizing.

I advise you to take your odd campaign and fairly insulting insinuations elsewhere. I won’t be engaging with you further, as you seem to have a rather peculiar agenda and rather toxic ideas about what it means to be a gay man. If you reply again, I will not even read your response. I’ll immediately block your account and remove your comments from my story.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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