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USD drag show goes on tonight despite Vatican appeal

SAN DIEGO — The drag show will go on at the University of San Diego on Thursday despite an ongoing effort to ban the event — a petition that’s been taken all the way to the Vatican.

The third annual show, billed as “a celebration of gender expression,” will showcase students dressed in costume as the opposite sex lip-syncing to music. The event will also feature a brief academic talk on the history of cross-dressing and information booths from a few student organizations.

Local attorney Charles S. LiMandri and Thomas McKenna, who works to uphold the principles of the Catholic Church, have tried unsuccessfully to get USD, a Roman Catholic institution, to stop the show. They petitioned the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego to review the situation and denounce the event as a violation of the teachings and cannons of the Catholic Church, a plea that has similarly failed to stir action.

Read the full story on U-T San Diego HERE.