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This Parisian drag queen is going to make history at the Summer Olympics

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A post shared by Minima Gesté (@minima_geste)The Olympics Opening Ceremony just got a lot more fabulous!For the first time ever, a drag queen will be one of the dignitaries who carries the Olympic torch.

Parisian queen Minima Gesté will perform the honors in her home city. Cue the conservative outrage!Subscribe to our newsletter for a refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) of LGBTQ+ entertainment and pop culture, served up with a side of eye-candy.“I know that visibility is still one of the pillars of acceptance of our LGBTQIA+ community,” she said in her video announcement. “So having a drag queen carry the flame—and who might fall flat on her face with it, wait and see—it’s an enormous source of pride.”While we appreciate Minima’s modesty, we think she’s being a little hard on herself!

She performs on stage in heels all of the time. Carrying the Olympic flame should be nothin’!Perchée sur des talons de 25 cm, pour des performances de plus de 2 heures, la drag queen @minima_geste est prête pour son relais de la Flamme olympique ?RDV cet été, les 14 & 15 juillet prochains, pour le passage de la Flamme dans la capitale ! Paris Olympics may be the gayest games on record. At least 186 out LGBTQ+ athletes competed in Tokyo, and the numbers should be similar this year.

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