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University of San Diego won't dump drag show

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - The University of San Diego says it will hold a campus drag show Wednesday night despite criticism that it violates the school's Catholic values.

A former president of the alumni association, Charles LiMandri, told U-T San Diego that the cross-dressing fashion show is lewd entertainment. He says some 7,000 people have signed a petition opposing it.

However, an alumni group has formed to support it.

University spokeswoman Pamela Gray Payton says the show is one of several events planned by students to foster understanding of gender non-conformity.

But LiMandri, whose son attends the school, says Catholics don't believe in gender flexibility.


Information from: U-T San Diego


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