Drag royalty stripped of regalia by sergeant-at-arms

By |2018-01-16T06:29:00-05:00March 12th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

Mr. and Miss Gay Vancouver XXIX, along with the Emperor and Empress V of Surrey, were allowed to enter the Canadian province of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly only after removing their tiaras, crowns and sashes, The Vancouver Sun reported March 2.
“We had some trouble getting them into this house because of some, what I believe to be, antiquated rules here, but they are here, minus tiaras and sashes,” New Democratic Party legislator Spencer Herbert said as he introduced the foursome to fellow legislators.
Legislative sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz explained that “protocol” prohibits headgear and certain other items inside the chamber, to maintain “dignity.”

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