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Baltimore's top drag couple raising two boys

Drag queens Iyana Deschanel, left (Jeremiah Nieves) and Brooklyn Heights, right, (Ryan Butler) are two of the region's most popular drag queens. They are also a couple who are raising Butler's two children. They are appearing at Mosaic's drag queen brunch.
(Barbara Haddock Taylor)

Baltimore's top drag couple raising two boys

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Dads balance raising two kids with their performance schedules.
Father's Day
Jeremiah Nieves, whose stage name is "Iyana Deschanel," and Ryan Butler, "Brooklyn Heights," talk to Brody, 9, and Sebastian Butler, 11, as the boys stand on a tree limb in Patterson Park. Jeremiah and Ryan are two of the region's most popular drag queens. The two have been a couple and raising Butler's two biological boys for close to 10 years.
Jeremiah Nieves, whose stage name is "Iyana Deschanel," and Ryan Butler, "Brooklyn Heights," talk to Brody, 9, and Sebastian Butler, 11, as the boys stand on a tree limb in Patterson Park. Jeremiah and Ryan are two of the region's most popular drag queens. The two have been a couple and raising Butler's two biological boys for close to 10 years. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Drag Queen Dads
Drag queens Iyana Deschanel, left (Jeremiah Nieves) and Brooklyn Heights, right, (Ryan Butler) are two of the region's most popular drag queens. They are also a couple who are raising Butler's two children. They are appearing at Mosaic's drag queen brunch.
Drag queens Iyana Deschanel, left (Jeremiah Nieves) and Brooklyn Heights, right, (Ryan Butler) are two of the region's most popular drag queens. They are also a couple who are raising Butler's two children. They are appearing at Mosaic's drag queen brunch. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Father's Day
Ryan Butler kicks a soccer ball with Sebastian Butler, 11. Ryan whose stage name is "Brooklyn Heights" and Jeremiah Nieves "Iyana Deschanel" are two of the region’s most popular drag queens. The two have been a couple and raising Butler’s two biological boys for close to 10 years.
Ryan Butler kicks a soccer ball with Sebastian Butler, 11. Ryan whose stage name is "Brooklyn Heights" and Jeremiah Nieves "Iyana Deschanel" are two of the region’s most popular drag queens. The two have been a couple and raising Butler’s two biological boys for close to 10 years. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Drag Queen Dads
Iyana Deschanel (Jeremiah Nieves) applies makeup backstage before a drag queen brunch appearance at Mosaic in downtown Baltimore.
Iyana Deschanel (Jeremiah Nieves) applies makeup backstage before a drag queen brunch appearance at Mosaic in downtown Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Father's Day
From left, Ryan Butler, whose stage name is "Brooklyn Heights" and Jeremiah Nieves "Iyana Deschanel" at Patterson Park with Brody, 9, and Sebastian, 11.
From left, Ryan Butler, whose stage name is "Brooklyn Heights" and Jeremiah Nieves "Iyana Deschanel" at Patterson Park with Brody, 9, and Sebastian, 11. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Drag Queen Dads
Drag queen Brooklyn Heights (Ryan Butler) performs at Mosaic's drag queen brunch in downtown Baltimore.
Drag queen Brooklyn Heights (Ryan Butler) performs at Mosaic's drag queen brunch in downtown Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Father's Day
Brody Butler, 9, watches as Jeremiah Nieves heads a soccer ball in Patterson Park. Nieves and Ryan Butler are popular drag queens and have been a couple raising Butler's two biological boys for close to 10 years.
Brody Butler, 9, watches as Jeremiah Nieves heads a soccer ball in Patterson Park. Nieves and Ryan Butler are popular drag queens and have been a couple raising Butler's two biological boys for close to 10 years. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Drag Queen Dads
Iyana Deschanel (Jeremiah Nieves) performs during a drag queen brunch at Mosaic in downtown Baltimore.
Iyana Deschanel (Jeremiah Nieves) performs during a drag queen brunch at Mosaic in downtown Baltimore. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Father's Day
Sebastian Butler, 11, sits next to his father, Ryan Butler, in Patterson Park.
Sebastian Butler, 11, sits next to his father, Ryan Butler, in Patterson Park. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Drag Queen Dads
Drag queens Iyana Deschanel, left (Jeremiah Nieves) and Brooklyn Heights, right, (Ryan Butler) are two of the region's most popular drag queens. They are also a couple who are raising Butler's two children. They are appearing at Mosaic's drag queen brunch.
Drag queens Iyana Deschanel, left (Jeremiah Nieves) and Brooklyn Heights, right, (Ryan Butler) are two of the region's most popular drag queens. They are also a couple who are raising Butler's two children. They are appearing at Mosaic's drag queen brunch. (Barbara Haddock Taylor)
Drag Queen Dads
Drag queen Brooklyn Heights (Ryan Butler) performs during Mosaic's drag queen brunch downtown.
Drag queen Brooklyn Heights (Ryan Butler) performs during Mosaic's drag queen brunch downtown. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
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