Drag Queen JO 2024 : Minima Gesté to Carry the Torch in Paris

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Drag Queen JO 2024 : Minima Gesté to Carry the Torch in Paris

A Symbolic Choice for Diversity

Minima Gesté, a prominent figure on the Parisian scene, has been chosen by the City of Paris to carry the Olympic torch during the festivities on July 14 and 15 for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This selection has received extensive media coverage, garnering over 700,000 views within just 24 hours on the social network X following the official announcement on May 1, 2024.

A Visibility Platform for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Minima Gesté is particularly excited about this opportunity, which she sees as a way to enhance the visibility and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community. “I know that visibility is one of the pillars of acceptance for our LGBTQIA+ community, so having a drag queen carry the flame is a huge source of pride,” she stated. This initiative is part of a broader effort by the City of Paris to promote inclusion and diversity through iconic public figures.

A Relay Marked by Inclusiveness

The Olympic torch relay will begin on May 8 and will travel across France before arriving in Paris for the celebrations on July 14 and 15. The torch will be carried by a diverse group of individuals, including athletes, musicians, students, and, for the first time, a drag queen. Minima Gesté, who has been performing as a drag queen for eight years, expressed her readiness for this historic event. On 25 cm heels, she is gearing up for a challenge that promises to be remarkable. The city has also shared a presentation video where Minima Gesté discusses her experience and commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.

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