Univ. of Southern Maine is holding a drag show on the TDOR

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That’s right the USM Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show is scheduled to be held beginning at 7pm on November 20th.

UPDATE! Your advocacy worked. Thank you to everyone who posted on the facebook event page. You were respectful and your message was clear. The TDOR is to be respected. The apology was heartfelt and sincere…

“First and foremost, I want to apologize for any hurt that has been caused by the controversy over the date of the 16th Annual USM Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show.
The USM Drag Show WILL NOT be held on November 20, 2015.
I made two significant errors in this: the first is, when I knew the date of the 2015 show, I should have changed it; and second – and this is the most egregious of them – I did not communicate and collaborate with our Trans community partners soon enough. Read the rest on their Facebook page

According to an inside source, the drag show organizers, USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity were made aware in July of the conflict that having a party on the TDOR would cause. But it wasn’t until that the group posted the event on facebook 12 hours ago that they were unable to avoid the conversation because, well, there’s a dog pile going on.

It is unbelievable that a college diversity group was unaware of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, but giving them the benefit of the doubt let’s say they were. So naturally, when they were educated they immediately announced a change of dates right?

Nope, the organizers said it wouldn’t be disrespectful if the party didn’t start until after we were done grieving our cold dead children and family. Besides the venue is already booked and changing that would be a real bother.

Then party time in southern Maine.

Have a problem with this too? Tell them on their Facebook event page (The event page has been deleted).

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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3 Responses to Univ. of Southern Maine is holding a drag show on the TDOR

  1. Bobbie September 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    HOW SAD ! ! !

  2. Cathy serino September 10, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    That’s just wrong TDoR is not a day of celebration. It’s a day to remember the lives that were lost. There needs to be rallys not partying. For example I’m organizing a rally on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol on that day!!

  3. Cheryl Auber September 13, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Wonderful