Dressing in Drag to Aid Transgender Community

DailyColonial.com – by Alexandra Gonclaves de Oliveira

Derek Jones ’11 was dressed in drag from head-to-toe. He raided a friend’s closet earlier in the evening, and he emerged with a purple wig, black leggings paired with a multi-colored striped skirt, and high heels.

“Walking in heels is hard, and bras feel weird,” Jones said.

Thursday was not an ordinary night for Jones who joined fellow students at the second annual Drag Ball hosted by Allied in Pride in the Marvin Center. The Trans Education and Action (TEA) subcommittee of Allied in Pride organized the ball to raise awareness about the transgender community.