Tag Archives: beauty pageants

HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“I consulted with the [Human Rights Campaign] and with GLAAD. I wanted to find out their take on what they thought about this decision by me. They are two organizations that I have done a great deal of work with and that have not only had my personal support but professional support. So a lot of counsel, a lot of …

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Trump To Roberts: Russia’s Laws Are Bad, But I’m Still Against Your Marriage

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HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“Courage is contagious. I have felt that way since coming out publicly in 2006. I’ve never regretted it. This November, I will co-host Miss Universe in Moscow partly because it is a huge, visible opportunity for LGBT people. Everywhere. [snip] So people may wonder: ‘Thomas, how can you accept this assignment? Shouldn’t you boycott Russia?’ I am not going to …

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France Bans Honey Boo Boos

Citing the “hyper-sexualisation” of kids, the French Senate has voted to ban child beauty contests. Judging children under the age of 16 on their physical appearance in so-called “beauty contests” is now a criminal offence in France, the French Senate ruled on Tuesday night. The new law forms part of the new “equality bill” presented to the French Senate on …

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Miss Universe Pageant Responds To Petition For Relocation Of Moscow Event

The Miss Universe pageant has responded to a Change.org petition which demands that this year’s event be moved from Moscow. Via press release: The Miss Universe Organization believes in equality for all individuals and is deeply concerned by the laws recently enacted in Russia and currently in place in several other countries. Both the law, as well as the violence …

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Petition Of The Day

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Miss Utah Sings Her Pageant Response

She’s a good sport. Exactly the way to handle it. (Via Towleroad)

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Some People Don’t Have Maps, Part II

At last night’s Miss USA pageant, Miss Utah came close to rivaling the answer famously given by Miss Teen South Carolina a few years ago.

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Trans Beauty To Compete In Miss CA

Transwoman Kylan Arianna Wenzel, 26, will compete in this weekend’s Miss California pageant. Karen Ocamb reports at Frontiers: In April, following international fallout when pageant officials disqualified 23-year-old Miss Canada Jenna Talackova after learning she was a transgender woman, Donald Trump and his Miss Universe Organization announced a significant rule change to allow trans women to compete for any of …

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Anti-Trans Beauty Queen Ordered To Pay Pageant $5M For Defamation

Back in July, Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin abruptly quit the Miss USA pageant, declaring that the parent organization was “fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy” because they had allowed a “natural born male” to compete in Canada. Both would have represented their respective nations at Miss Universe had they won. Monnin went on to claim that …

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Trump Sues Pageant Loser

Donald Trump’s Miss Universe pageant has filed suit against crybaby loser Sheena Monnin for her claims that the entire contest was rigged. Last week Miss Pennsylvania USA denounced the “immoral” pageant for allowing trans contestants and claimed that another contestant saw the list of finalists before the judging took place. A statement from the organization said it was seeking compensation …

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Quote Of The Day – Miss Loser USA

“Effective immediately I have voluntarily, completely, and utterly removed myself from the Miss Universe Organization. In good conscience I can no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy. I refuse to be part of a pageant system that has so far and so completely …

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

Moments after expressing support for transgender beauty pageant contestants, Miss Rhode Island was crowned Miss USA last night. GLAAD reports: 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. …

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Trans Beauty Queen Finishes In Top 12

Yesterday transgender Miss Universe contestant Jenna Talackova finished in Canada’s top twelve. The 6-foot-1 blonde bombshell was a crowd favorite as she strutted down the runway in the evening gown and swimwear portions of the competition. Talackova also seemed to be a favorite among her fellow contestants and was one of four women voted “Miss Congeniality.” The 23-year-old was originally …

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TIME’s 100 Most Influential Of 2012

Despite our best freeping, Cardinal Timothy Dolan made this dumbass popularity contest. Above is only a portion of the list. Here’s the full thing.

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Tweet Of The Day – GLAAD

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CANADA: Miss Universe Pageant Reverses On Allowing Transgender Contestant

The Miss Universe Pageant, which is owned by Donald Trump, has reversed last week’s decision and will allow transgender contestant Jenna Talackova to compete in the Miss Canada event. But there may be a catch. “The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements …

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About.com Readers’ Choice

Nice. Wilton Manors’ Alibi was named Best Gay Bar. I can see that. About.com is owned by the New York Times, which I didn’t know until today.

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SLIDESHOW: Broadway Beauty Pageant

Last night Mamma Mia’s Andrew Chapelle took the tiara in the Ali Forney Center’s Sixth Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant, their gay gay gay and wonderfully hilarious competition among Broadway’s most talented chorus boys. Participants included Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Ferguson, III (Porgy and Bess), Corey Mach (Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins) and Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). …

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A Nice Mention From CBS

JMG reader Frank just tipped me to the above. Vote JMG if you want, but definitely check out the other blogs. My personal favorite is at the top, there’s a few more at the link.

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