It’s a watershed year fraught with turmoil for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Across the American South, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people are facing wave after wave of legislation that threatens...Show More Summary
Last Saturday, pageant history was made when 23-year-old Erin O'Flaherty was crowned as Miss Missouri.
The Miss America pageant could have their first openly gay winner, after a St. Louis woman became the first ‘out’ lesbian state titleholder on Saturday.
The pageant is still months away, but Miss Missouri has already etched her place in Miss America history. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, now has a chance to become the first openly gay Miss America this September in Atlantic City. The South Carolina native and St. Louis resident won the title at the...
This September’s Miss America competition will mark an important milestone for the 95-year-old institution: Erin O’Flaherty, who was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday, will be the first openly gay contestant to compete for the crown...
Missouri has its first openly gay Miss Missouri, and she will represent the state at the Miss America pageant later this year, the AP reports. Erin O'Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday in Mexico, Missouri, and is the first openly gay woman to be named Miss Missouri, said...
O'Flaherty, whose platform is suicide prevention, told the Riverfront Times, “I didn’t choose to be the first; I just am."
Erin O’Flaherty made history when she became the first openly gay to win the Miss Missouri contest. As the pageant queen moves on to this year’s Miss America competition in September, she will stand as the contest’s first openly lesbian contestant. Show More Summary
Missouri has crowned its first openly gay pageant contestant, 23-year-old Erin O’Flaherty. Read more...
The Miss America Pageant just made a bold and exciting move when it crowned the first openly gay contestant in the franchise's 95-year history. Erin O'Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday and, according to chairman ofShow More Summary
Miss Missouri crowns its first ever fully out winner.
The Miss American pageant has its first-ever openly gay contestant, as Erin O’Flaherty, an out lesbian, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday. O’Flaherty told the AP in an interview that she came out at 18, and knew that if she won the co… Read The post Newly-Crowned Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty is First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant appeared first on Towleroad.
New York's first openly gay U.S. congressman, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, sits down with The Huffington Post to discuss the Orlando shooting. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Denver just wrapped up their Pride celebrations over the weekend with a very special moment — their Pride parade was led by the first openly gay commander in the entire VFW.
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The currently-ongoing "British Invasion" event (which you can play through now) introduces characters like Captain Britain and Union Jack to stop the Black Knight. In a brief scene, Union Jack (who also goes by the name Brian Falsworth)...Show More Summary
The vast majority of the victims of the LGBT Pulse club massacre were Latino and Hispanic. Richard Blanco, the first openly gay Inaugural Poet, and other LGBT Latinos talk about its impact--and what being LGBT and Latino means.
If you were thrilled when Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, came onto the scene in 2010, and have been missing his eponymous solo title, which ended in 2014 after 15 issues, there's some good news for you! Kevin Keller is back in a new Archie Comics title called Life With Kevin! Check out the gallery for some preview pages after the jump!
The terrible tragedy in Orlando really hits home for Lea DeLaria. The openly gay actress spoke out about the senseless shooting at Pulse Nightclub on Sunday that claimed the lives of 49 people and injured many more. Video: Charlie Puth Dedicates See You Again Performance To Orlando The Orange Is The New Black star broke down while talking [...]