Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:28

Former Miss Kentucky Djuan Keila Trent Came Out As Queer

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Federal Judge John G. Heyburn had given to Kentucky 21 days, so until March 20, to appeal his decision to allow the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages. Attorney General Jack Conway had refused to defend the prohibition but Governor Steve Beshear said that outside lawyers would be hired to defend it.

In front of this uncertainty and in front of the question of the population of Kentucky, the former Miss Kentucky Djuan Keila Trent came out.

Up to now, Trent did not feel comfortable with her sexual orientation.

Both inspired by the recent coming out of actress Ellen Page and also by the act of Federal Judge Heyburn, Trent decided to publicly say: "I am queer."

"What has prompted my writing today has been my questioning people's constant assumption that a) I am hetero and b) I concur with their views and opinion," Trent wrote on her blog. "Sometimes, I forget to put the "QUEER" stamp on my forehead on my way out the door in the mornings."