George Mason's Drag Queen Sparks Campus Debate

Some students like it, some don't!

Last Saturday, George Mason University had some basketball game against some team for its homecoming game. One of the two teams won, who cares.

The bigger news is that during halftime, a drag queen was voted homecoming queen, and now the Main Stream Media has picked up on this historic moment of diversity!

Ryan Allen, a GMU senior, is a homosexual and a popular entertainer at a nearby club. He crushed the other "Ms. Mason" entrants, these two girls, because how totally uncreative would it have been to pick a girl?

This morning, the Washington Post ran a "color piece" about this guy, and, of course, the Cultural Divide it has revealed on campus:

Beyond the joyful tears and tiara, Allen's election exposed conflicting cultural currents at the sprawling campus in Fairfax County. Many see it as an expression of inclusiveness at a place where about one-third of the 30,000 students are minority. But others say it is an embarrassment at an inopportune time when Mason is trying to revamp its image from commuter school to distinguished institution of higher learning.

Indeed, selecting this gay drag queen was a proud acknowledgement of the school's many African-American and Hispanic students.

Anyway, you're probably wondering now, "OK so where's the perfunctory funny quote this Post reporter got from an offended student?" Oh, well here it is:

"It's really annoying," said [sophomore Grant] Bollinger, who works as an ambassador for the admissions office. "The game was on TV. Everyone was there. All eyes were on us. And we do something like this? It's just stupid."

Sounds like someone's jealous! Don't worry, Grant, you'll be homecoming queen someday.

Jim Newell writes about cross-dressing homecoming queens for Wonkette and IvyGate.

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