Letter to Cancel

April 3, 2014

Mary Lyons


University of San Diego

Hughes Center 222

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110



Dear President Lyons,

We are writing to you regarding the upcoming “Supreme Drag Superstar 3” which is scheduled to take place at the University of San Diego (USD) on April 10, 2014 at 7:00pm in Shiley theater. As you know, we together with students, alumni and other San Diegans, find it objectionable that such a program should be held on the campus of a Catholic university because it undermines the principles and values of the Catholic Faith.

In the wake of last year’s “Supreme Drag Superstar 2” we filed a canonical petition asking Church authorities to review the program, documentation and all that it represents. After a thorough review by the officials at the Congregation for Education, the drag show was determined to be scandalous.

In light of this pronouncement and the fact that a program of this nature should not be sponsored by a university calling itself Catholic, we respectfully reiterate our request that the “Supreme Drag Superstar 3” be canceled and programs of this nature cease to be sponsored by the university in the future.

If you have any questions or would like a further explanation and documentation, we will be happy to meet with you and to provide it.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.



Thomas J. McKenna, President                                                Charles S. LiMandri, Esq.

Catholic Action for Faith and Family                                         Alumni for a Catholic USD