Jeremy Bishop

GMU Elects Drag Queen As Homecoming Queen

Filed By Jeremy Bishop | February 20, 2009 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Living
Tags: drag queens, George Mason University, homecoming queen, Reann Ballslee, Ryan Allen

From The Washington Post:

PH2009021901845.jpgRyan Allen, a popular host of the George Mason University's yearly drag show, was elected its homecoming queen over the weekend in an emotional crowning ceremony at halftime of the sold-out GMU vs. Northeastern basketball game at the Patriot Center. He beat out two female finalists after a student e-mail poll last week.

Allen -- or, rather, his drag queen alter ego, Reann Ballslee -- assumed the title of Ms. Mason wearing a large green-and-gold bow sewed for him by the theater department's costume shop and visible even in the cheap seats, as well as a wig, lamé blouse and black skirt and heels.

Congratulations to Ms. Ballslee!

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I got a degree from George Mason. At the time, they had a cow that there was a gay editor of the student newspaper. Things have clearly changed.