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Temple Univ. Dental Student Accepts Diploma as Drag Queen Ruth Canal

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Ruth Canal's follow-up video after graduation night partying isn't quite as glamorous. 

Temple University's Kornberg School of Dentistry's graduation ceremony was treated to some extra flair when a drag queen, Ruth Canal, accepted her diploma in full glam regalia. The audience hooted with applause as she accepted her sash as a doctor of dental medicine.

The student, Jacob A. Dockery, posted the video of the moment to TikTok with the caption "Graduated from dental school in full drag" and hashtags including #doctor, #LGBT, and #dragqueen.

The graduation video was Dockery's first TikTok post. The follow-up video is of a drunk Ruth Canal later that evening sprawled in a construction site with filthy feet and her graduation gown hiked up to her waist as she chows down on late-night food and a friend sings "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables.

Watch the messy follow-up below. And here's to more of Ruth Canal!

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Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.
Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.