Monday, 12 September 2016 23:37

Out Miss Missouri Did Not Become Miss America

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The beauty pageant to elect the new Miss America has occurred this weekend and Erin O'Flaherty, Miss Missouri, became the first openly lesbian candidate to run for the coveted title.

She has unfortunately not won the title, but, for sure, advances the public consciousness on sexual orientation and probably also helped that some stereotypes are blurred, particularly on feminine lesbians.

The young Miss also wanted to take this opportunity to highlight the work of the organization The Trevor Project, which is fighting against the suicide of LGBTQ youth.

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