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Swede MP Blames His Drag Persona 'Ursula' for Accepting Free Trip


Swedish MP Frederick Federley says it wasn't he who accepted an all-expenses paid trip to the Canary Islands — it was his drag persona Ursula.

The Local reports: "The politician told newspaper Aftonbladet that his trip in early January was sponsored by around ten different companies, including budget airline Norwegian. Pressed by the newspaper on why he had accepted the paid trip, despite claims that he generally refused offers from the airline industry, Federley replied: 'Well, this was pretty much tied to my drag personality, Ursula. It's not me as a member of parliament doing this; it's more a case of me travelling as my drag personality,' he said. Federley has not made any secret of his predilection for cross-dressing, recently arriving as Ursula at the Swedish Mr Gay competition. Dismayed by the newspaper's line of questioning, Federley dismissed what he felt was an insinuation that he had only taken on the job for the sake of a free holiday in the sun at a newly built four-star hotel."

Readers of this site may remember Federley's name from a 2007 gay bashing I reported on.

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  1. Are we supposed to believe that drag queens are suffering from a split personality?

    Posted by: Rodney | Feb 11, 2010 1:46:46 PM

  2. apparently, we are, rodney. this guy gives CDs a bad name. he shouldn't be allowed to do this and get away with it.

    Posted by: zeta | Feb 11, 2010 3:16:14 PM

  3. Bollocks! This is the newspapers point of view. He went on a paid trip to do work. He worked before he went, he worked on the trip and he worked afterwards. The trip was for a blog he was doing a travel-piece for. It is not much stranger than a journalist go on a trip to do a story on the place he went to. Same here!

    Posted by: House | Sep 20, 2010 2:22:51 PM

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