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Argentina's President-Elect Is 'Proud' of His Drag Queen Son

Estanislao Fernandez

Argentina's president-elect is "proud" of his son, a notable drag performer and cosplayer in the South American nation.

Alberto Fernàndez praised Estanislao, who is also known by the name Dyhzy, in a June interview with Radio Con Vos via Ushuaia Noticias.

Estanislao is “one of the most creative persons in my life," Fernàndez told the radio outlet, according to a translation from MecroPress.

“My son is a rights activist in that community. I would worry if my son was a criminal, but he is a great man,” he said. “In that world, which I don’t know much about, [he] seems to be respected and very recognized. I feel proud for my son.”

Estanislao's creative gifts are on full display in his social media accounts. Recent posts to Instagram include a number of impressive drag transformations, among them Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and a Spice Girl. The 24-year-old also works in insurance and is studying design.

Fernàndez, a champion of LGBTQ rights, represents a new era for the country's queer citizens. He bested the right-wing incumbent, Mauricio Macri, last week in the presidential election.

However, Estanislao's passion for drag has made him a political target since his father announced his candidacy last May. Trolls have frequently come for the politician and his son — among them Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of the anti-LGBTQ Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Last week, Eduardo retweeted an image of himself holding a gun alongside a photograph of Estanislao in drag as Pikachu from Pokemon.  “This is not a meme,” he stated.

“Brazilian brothers, we are in this fight together. I love you," Estanislao clapped back in Portuguese on Twitter, along with a rainbow emoji.

“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,” Estanislao then stated on his own Twitter account in Spanish.

“Remember that love always conquers hatred and among us, we must always take care of ourselves,” he declared.

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