Catholic School Drag Show Controversy

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    Apr 11, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    I am a student at the University of San Diego, a private Catholic school in San Diego. We will be having a drag show tomorrow at our school because our school (despite being Catholic affiliated) really does respect inclusion and diversity. Of course not everyone has been happy about it, and there has been backlash, but EVERYONE at our school is down for it (even guys from the football team want to go). Here are a couple of links to some of the press we have gotten:
    http://www.gay-sd.com/drag-competition-at-usd-sparks-controversy/

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/drag-show-protest.html

    The President of the school has come under fire from major donors to the school (we need them as we are private and live off tuition and donors, and endowments), however, the president is still on our side in letting the event happen, and believing in our mission for inclusion and diversity despite threats to have millions of dollars stop coming to us from certain donors.

    I LOVE MY SCHOOL!!!
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    Apr 11, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    They'll get a flood of new donors -- more than enough to make up for the lost asswipes.

    And, this gives me a huge happy! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 11, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    I agree! I think we will more than make up for what we have lost.

    There are plans for protestors to potentially be there, but there is also a group that plan to counter-protest them. Great things are happening.
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    Apr 11, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    How utterly stupid are the whiners! Shakespeare was a practicing catholic and his works were performed by men DRessed As Girls!
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    How is this gay news? Like someone else posted, men playing women in theater is an old phenomena.
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    Animus saidHow is this gay news? Like someone else posted, men playing women in theater is an old phenomena.


    I dont quite recall saying that this was gay news. It is about my school allowing this event to happen when MOST Catholic schools probably wouldn't. Also showing the fact that they agree with us having a pride club.

    Your attitude=Unnecessary and unwarranted... There are people that post about what cars to buy and that sure as fuck isn't gay news. I am proud of my school and that is all I have to say on the mater.
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    This is great to hear that USD is such an accepting school! I'm very excited to head there at the end of this summer and begin studies =).
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    Apr 11, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    Coug24_wyo saidThis is great to hear that USD is such an accepting school! I'm very excited to head there at the end of this summer and begin studies =).


    We Toreros will be glad to welcome you!