Parenting Pride

Drag queen son of Argentina’s new president wears Pride Flag to inauguration

Never underestimate the power of a drag queen to cause a ruckus, in or out of drag.

Estanislao Fernández, the 24-year-old son of newly-inaugurated Argentine President Alberto Fernández, set off a media blitz by wearing what looked like a rainbow-colored handkerchief to his father’s inauguration. The younger Fernández later revealed that the handkerchief was actually a folded up Pride Flag, much to the amusement of the internet.

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Fernández moonlights as a drag queen named Dyhzy, who specializes in cosplay-style drag. President Fernández has referred to his son as “his greatest pride,” and commended him for his contribution to the queer community. “My son is a rights activist in that community,” he told  Radio Con Vos via Ushuaia Noticias. “I would worry if my son was a criminal, but he is a great man. In that world, which I don’t know much about, [he] seems to be respected and very recognized. I have pride in my son, how can I not be proud?”

Now that’s what we call good parenting. How do we order some of that stateside?