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Child Wants to be Bob the Drag Queen for Halloween, Mom Goes All Out

Child Wants to be Bob the Drag Queen for Halloween, Mom Goes All Out

Bob the Drag Queen, Halloween
Lori Duron/Raising My Rainbow

Get that candy purse first. 

It's promising and heartwarming how often we see "Parent of the Year" stories extolling adults for the ways they embrace their LGBTQ children and set positive examples that other parents can learn from.

The latest uplifting story comes from Lori Duron, author of Raising my Rainbow. In a recent blog post she walks us through the decision of her youngest son, C.J., to be his idol, Bob the Drag Queen, for Halloween, and the transformation that ensued.

"I'm not a seamstress, nor a makeup artist," she writes, "I've never styled a wig, nor made a purse." As everyone who's ever tried a DIY project has learned, knowing when to ask for help is key, so Duron enlisted the help of C.J.'s "FuGuncle" (fun, gay uncle), Michael, for some Drag 101.

Now that C.J. and his mom have the dress, the skills, and the purse, he'll be slaying other trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. One word of advice we have for C.J., since we've been there before: clutches are not built for large hauls of candy, so have mom bring a backup pillow case. Read the full blog post, "Trick-Or-Treating Purse First," here.

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