When Staurt Forward unwrapped his straight rugby player brother’s Christmas present this year, he was blown away by the thoughtfulness and creativity of his gift.
Iain Forward, 25, had painstakingly created a dragtastic homemade Drag Race version of the popular Guess Who? children’s game, and named it “Guess Ru?”
My straight rugbyplayer brother made me a RuPaul Guess Who. Like actually spent hours finding and cutting out drag queens. Feels special ??? pic.twitter.com/30VcHZwFn2
— Stu Forward (@StuForward) December 25, 2016
“I was just taken aback as the world of drag and Drag Race is so far removed from his everyday life and the circles he moves in,” Stuart told Buzzfeed. “He must have seen me at nights on Facebook or in drag at Sink the Pink, and thought it would make a good gift.”
Stuart said: “We never really speak about my sexuality, which made the present more meaningful.”
“I guess he’s known for a while and is cool with it. We went out to a queer night in Leeds called Suck my left one at the Commonplace years ago with my then boyfriend, and I loved that as it was the first time I had really been queer, open, social and unashamed with family. We have a religious background so I guess that factors into it.”
“I’ve found the response pretty overwhelming really. It was just a tweet to friends but the notifications have been relentless, so it’s obviously keyed into something with people,” said Stuart.
“It would be fun if someone could actually make this game as it seems like it would bring people a bit of joy after a shit year. “