The fabulous drag queen son of Argentina’s president wore a rainbow flag to his father’s inauguration
The son of Argentina’s new president rocked a rainbow flag to his dad’s inauguration.
Left-wing leader Alberto Fernández was sworn in on Tuesday as president of Argentina, and was accompanied at the swearing-in ceremony by 24-year-old son, Estanislao Fernández.
The politician’s son – a big name on Argentina’s drag scene who is known as ‘DYHZY’ – kept it moderate for the occasion, but still found time to show his support for equal rights with a rainbow flag.
Estanislao Fernández confirms he was carrying a rainbow flag.
The gesture was noted by local media, who reported that he had been carrying a rainbow-coloured pocket square.
Estanislao responded by showing it off in an Instagram video, joking: “I’d like to clarify that the famous handkerchief that I had… it wasn’t a handkerchief, it was a flag, definitely a flag!”
Same-sex couples can marry in Argentina, but reports of bullying against LGBT+ people are still common.
However, the young drag artist has had strong support from his father, who has said: “I want for my son the same as any father, for him to be happy.”
He said in a radio interview ahead of the election: “I have pride in my son, how can I not be proud? My son is a rights activist in that community. I would worry if my son was a criminal, but he is a great man.”
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However, the drag queen star has been targeted with political homophobia.
Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brazil’s far-right leader, sent a tweet mocking Estanislao in October.
Estanislao fought back, tweeting: “Brazilian brothers, we are in this fight together. I love you.
“Many people from Brazil began to follow me and I want to tell the LGBTTTIQQA + community and allies of Brazil that we are together in this fight.
“Remember that love always conquers hatred and among us, we must always take care of ourselves.”