‘Lactatia’, an 8-year-old drag queen says if your parents don’t let you drag, ‘you need new parents’
An 8-year-old drag queen who goes by the stage name, "Lactatia," is the newest sensation in Montreal's drag scene. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden – what a mouthful – started getting into drag when he was only 7, the Advocate reported. And just a year later — under his stage name “Lactatia” — he’s now the newest sensation in Montreal’s drag queen scene, the outlet said.

The Advocate — a long-running LGBT-focused publication — said Lactatia was “encouraged by his supportive parents.”

“Anyone can do what they want in life,” Lactatia told LGBT in the City on camera. “It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. If you want to be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents. If you want to be a drag queen and your friends don’t let you, you need new friends.”

After taking voguing classes, Lactatia showed up at the Werq the World drag tour when it stopped in Montreal recently. At the show, Bianca del Rio — star of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — invited Lactatia onstage where the elementary school-aged drag queen “charmed the dress off the older queen,” the Advocate reported.

Here’s a clip of the encounter. (Content warning: Rough language):

Lactatia told LGBT in the City that he’s been wearing dresses “and being into girls’ stuff since I was like 3.” As for the origin of his stage name, Lactatia said his sister “made it up, and we all thought it was funny.”

And who does Lactatia’s makeup? His mother, of course:

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

Lactatia also performed in a Montreal voguing contest where he was “wowing the crowd with his lithe moves,” the Advocate reported.

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

“Looking like a living porcelain doll, Lactatia received a trophy as his parents beamed,” the Advocate said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

Here’s the interview and footage of the contest: