Catholic Culture Drag Event Coverage


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California Catholic college hosts drag show

April 12, 2012


The University of San Diego, a Catholic college governed by a lay board of trustees, has hosted its first drag show.

The show was hosted by PRIDE, a student organization that describes itself as “an alliance at the University of San Diego for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered queer and questioning students and their supporters.”

The show began with a lecture by Lori Watson, a philosophy and gender studies professor.

Father Jacob Bertrand, a priest of the Diocese of San Diego, prayed before the event with others who were opposed to the show.

“Every person that I have dealt with who is experiencing same-sex attraction has had childhood problems,” he said. “I am here because Jesus has a message of healing. I think there is a better way to healing than expressing something that is broken … Any way a culture breaks apart the bonds between a man and a woman breaks the threads of the human heart.”