Monday, June 4, 2012
Miss USA Pageant: Rhode Island Wins After Expressing Support For Trans Contestants
GLAAD reports:

USA Today reports that Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island has been crowned Miss USA 2012. When asked “Would it be fair if a transgender woman won the Miss USA title,” Culpo responded, “I do think it would be fair…” because “there are so many people who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it’s a free country.” The crowd erupted with cheers.Earlier this year, GLAAD worked with the Miss Universe Organization — which operates the Miss USA pageant — on opening the competition to transgender women. Said Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization: “We want to give credit where credit is due, and the decision to include transgender women in our beauty competitions is a result of our ongoing discussions with GLAAD…” Tonight’s crowning underlines the Miss Universe Organization’s commitment to accepting and including all women.This year’s Miss USA judges’ panel included Rob Kardashian, who danced alongside transgender advocate and author Chaz Bono in season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, as well as openly gay celebrity chef Cat Cora among others.

Miss USA Pageant: Rhode Island Wins After Expressing Support For Trans Contestants

GLAAD reports:

USA Today reports that Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island has been crowned Miss USA 2012. When asked “Would it be fair if a transgender woman won the Miss USA title,” Culpo responded, “I do think it would be fair…” because “there are so many people who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it’s a free country.” The crowd erupted with cheers.
Earlier this year, GLAAD worked with the Miss Universe Organization — which operates the Miss USA pageant — on opening the competition to transgender women. Said Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization: “We want to give credit where credit is due, and the decision to include transgender women in our beauty competitions is a result of our ongoing discussions with GLAAD…” Tonight’s crowning underlines the Miss Universe Organization’s commitment to accepting and including all women.
This year’s Miss USA judges’ panel included Rob Kardashian, who danced alongside transgender advocate and author Chaz Bono in season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, as well as openly gay celebrity chef Cat Cora among others.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Miss USA on Gay Marriage
The Advocate reports:

America’s new Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella, a former Miss California USA, couldn’t be more different than Carrie Prejean, the anti–marriage equality Miss California USA from 2009.Crowned Sunday in Las Vegas, the 21-year-old Campanella charmed audiences by admitting her love for British history and HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Bravo’s Andy Cohen was cohost of the Miss USA pageant, and he filmed a segment of his talk show, Watch What Happens Live! immediately after the pageant. Campanella appeared on the show and was asked by Cohen about her support for marriage equality (watch below). To demonstrate her support for gay marriage, Campanella previously took part in photographer Adam Bouska’s No H8 campaign (see above), which raises money for marriage equality.Campanella is a big change from Prejean, who many say lost the Miss USA crown two years ago because she said didn’t support same-sex marriage when asked by judge Perez Hilton. Prejean later became a short-lived spokeswoman for the antigay National Organization for Marriage before sex videos of her surfaced.

Well, if you wanna win this, you can’t be against fags (who makes this possible?!). And at least this one believes in evolution.

Miss USA on Gay Marriage

The Advocate reports:

America’s new Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella, a former Miss California USA, couldn’t be more different than Carrie Prejean, the anti–marriage equality Miss California USA from 2009.
Crowned Sunday in Las Vegas, the 21-year-old Campanella charmed audiences by admitting her love for British history and HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Bravo’s Andy Cohen was cohost of the Miss USA pageant, and he filmed a segment of his talk show, Watch What Happens Live! immediately after the pageant. Campanella appeared on the show and was asked by Cohen about her support for marriage equality (watch below). To demonstrate her support for gay marriage, Campanella previously took part in photographer Adam Bouska’s No H8 campaign (see above), which raises money for marriage equality.
Campanella is a big change from Prejean, who many say lost the Miss USA crown two years ago because she said didn’t support same-sex marriage when asked by judge Perez Hilton. Prejean later became a short-lived spokeswoman for the antigay National Organization for Marriage before sex videos of her surfaced.

Well, if you wanna win this, you can’t be against fags (who makes this possible?!). And at least this one believes in evolution.

Miss USA Contestants On Evolution

Cause of course, they do have their own opinions. You can tell who’s a bigoted beauty queen by looking at the State they’re from. At least the new Miss USA (Miss California) believes in evolution (min. 1:49).