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Archive for Saturday, February 21, 2009

Drag queen chosen as homecoming queen

February 21, 2009

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— George Mason University senior Ryan Allen dresses in drag and doesn’t mind being called a queen — homecoming queen, to be exact.

Allen, who is gay and performs in drag at nightclubs in the region, said he entered the homecoming contest as a joke, competing as Reann Ballslee, his drag queen persona.

But he considers the victory one of his happiest moments and proof that the suburban Washington, D.C., school famous for its run to the Final Four a few years back celebrates its diverse student body.

“I was very touched by how Mason was so supportive through the whole process of allowing a boy in a dress to run for homecoming queen,” Allen said in a phone interview. “It says a lot about the campus that not only do we have diversity but we celebrate it.”

Comments

Weezy_Jefferson 5 years, 10 months ago

It'll be OK, madmike. There's always next year for you.

Newell_Post 5 years, 10 months ago

Yeah, but pity to the poor guy who got elected Homecoming King! Does he get the first dance?

countrygirl 5 years, 10 months ago

I'm picturing a sorority princess saying "I got beat by that?" LOL!!!

countrygirl 5 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Hawk--I'm laughing all over again. I think this is great!!

Chris Ogle 5 years, 10 months ago

And he was a she and she said "Hey Babe, take a walk on the wild side."

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