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What is Gender Identity?

University of San Diego’s First Drag Show

The following items come from the University of San Diego

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – Thursday, April 19, 2012
In light of the California state law (AB 887) passed in October of 2011 and USD adding "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the university's Equal Opportunity Policy and Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment, PRIDE and Associated Students are sponsoring a series of educational events during the month of April. These include:
• An educational workshop sponsored by Rainbow Educators titled "Transgender 101: Fostering Allyship." This workshop, scheduled for April 4, will familiarize participants with facts about and issues related to those who identify as transgender.
• A presentation by Dr. Lori Watson on April 11 on the history, role and meaning of "drag" in United States culture.
• A drag show sponsored by PRIDE, also on April 11. An entertaining and educational event, the drag show will explore the way gender is understood and performed on a daily basis. University Center, Forums B/C. 7 - 9 p.m. Free.
• The Day of Silence on April 19, during which students will pledge to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. (Co-sponsored by Associated Students, Rainbow Educators and Torero Program Board.)
These workshops and events are designed to help students understand and be able to define key terms such as transgender, gender identity, and gender expression, as well as to foster students' understanding of and empathy for the complexities of gender non-conformity.

Sharae Bey


USD's First Drag Show
Event Start Date
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
University Center, Forums B/C
Event Start Time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: free
Make sure you don't miss this monumental event: PRIDE is hosting USD's first ever drag show. Watch and cheer on students as they compete against each other in pagent-style to be USD's first Supreme Drag Superstar. There will be a lip-sync competition, runway competition, and of course a Q&A session. Local San Diego drag queen Tootie Nefertootie will be MC-ing with a special guest performer.
Sharae Bey | beyshl@sandiego.edu | (619) 254-4432


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