2.Gay, Black and Proud: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin
3.Ángela Ponce Is Making History as Miss Universe’s First Transgender Contestant
4.Out of the Shadows: Risking Their Careers in the Name of Equality
5.This Buddhist Monk Doubles as a Celebrity Makeup Artist
6.Queen of the Ring: The Champion Wrestler in Drag
7.The Brooklyn Barber Whose Chair Is for Everyone
8.Transitioning to Freedom
9.Whose Body Is a Beach Body Anyway?
10.Transitioning as a Family
11.This Transgender Ballerina Is Raising the Bar
12.This Chorus Is Embracing Every Voice
13.Roping With Pride in the International Gay Cowboy Association
14.Living Beyond the Gender Binary for Centuries
15.Battle Rap’s First LGBTQ League
16.Gay and Gangster: Deadlee Raps to His Own Rhythm
17.Eradicating Transphobia, One Nail at a Time
18.An Unlikely Activist Finds His Calling
19.The Words Matter: One Voice Can Make a Difference
20.Pride on the Rugby Pitch
21.The Chef Serving Soul Food With Pride
22.Paving the Way for a Transgender Olympian
23.Dancing for Freedom in the Middle East
24.Breaking Gender Roles in Ballroom
25.Out of the Shadows: A Great Big Film Debuting June 18th
Drag isn’t just for adults. It’s for kids, too. So says 11-year-old Desmond Napoles, aka, Desmond is Amazing. He got hooked on drag after watching “RuPaul’s Drag Race” with his mom. And he went viral after voguing the entire route of the 2015 New York City Pride parade. An LGBTQ activist, Desmond was one of the grand marshals of Brooklyn Pride this year. He radiates joy and positivity wherever he goes. But, despite all the love he spreads, Desmond has his fair share of haters that have required him to have extra security at school. Still, he continues to advocate for equal rights for all, and even started Haus of Amazing, a space where drag kids can come together and be themselves.
This Great Big Story was made possible by P&G.
This story is a part of our new PROUD channel, celebrating stories of the LGBTQ+ community.
Brooklyn, New YorkFull Map
28 videos | 59 min
40 videos | 101 min
2 videos | 2 min
4 videos | 10 min