Drag queens, kings step out to celebrate annual event

Collegian.psu.edu – By Travis Larchuk – Collegian Staff Writer

Dressed in a festive, sparkling red Christmas dress with white trim, Farrah Night took the stage, sauntering to the sounds of “All I Want for Christmas is You” and tossing gifts to an eager crowd.

While it may have been unusual for this performance to have taken place more than two months before Christmas, what was perhaps even more unusual is that “Farrah Night” was, in fact, Christopher Tomaszewicz (senior-environmental systems engineering) in drag.

Cristopher was joined by 12 other drag kings and queens Saturday night at Penn State’s third annual Student Drag Show, sponsored by Undertones, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies (LGBTA) advocacy organization.

The show was one of the last events of 2006’s National Coming Out Week.