PHOTO: front page of the OSU Student newspaper, Oct. 30, 2012, featured a photo captioned, "Performers dance during this year's annual drag show this past Friday. The show, which took place in the Memorial Union Ballroom, drew quite a crowd and elicited much laughter and enjoyment from the audience." Liki Minaj" stands on stage collecting ballots during the voting for the Drag Show's king and queen. Liki was later crowned the queen of the show." As I mentioned before, drag performance art was common at gay bars until it became politically incorrect when Stonewall era gay liberation leaders wanted to dispel the stereotype that gay men were all swishy girlly men. It is a sign of progress that drag performance art can be enjoyed again without it being confused with the gay student group sponsoring the event. See previous post OSU students support drag, gay marriage and anti-gay newspapers (10/25/12).
PHOTO: newspaper display advertisement for the annual Oregon State University "Night of the Living Queers" drag show in the Memorial Union Ballroom Oct. 26, 2012 as it was printed in "The Barometer" Oct. 24, 2012, p. 7. See previous post OSU students support drag, gay marriage and anti-gay newspapers (10/25/12).
How ironic -- I just noticed this is my 69th post of my new (this year) Tom's OSU Blog at tomsosu.blogspot.com -- I don't need to say anything more!