Djuan Trent, pictured right, came out of the closet in a blog post in response to her state’s decision to not recognize out-of-state gay marriages.
“I am queer,” wrote Trent, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2011.
“For a while, I struggled with the decision of whether or not it was necessary to ‘come out,’” the 27-year-old natural beauty wrote in a post on her blog. “…I have realized that there is really no way for people to know that I disagree with their views or, even moreso, to know that they are talking about me, unless I actually open my mouth and say it. I am queer.”
According to Yahoo news, Trent is the first publicly known lesbian contestant to have competed at a national level.
A federal judge ruled Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages from other states was unconstitutional.
Gov. Steven L. Beshear of Kentucky, a Republican, said the state would hire outside lawyers to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
But Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat, said he would not appeal the judge’s ruling because “I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do.”
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Michelle Obama's dress = $12,000. US Poverty Level = $11,490.
— STU BURGUIERE (@WorldOfStu) February 12, 2014
Conservatives are outraged over the $12,000 couture frock worn by First Lady Michelle Obama to a State Dinner at the White House with President Obama and distinguished guest French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
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A French photographer claims to have proof that oversexed singer Beyonce and President Barack Obama are carrying on an illicit affair.
The photographer named Pascal Rostain claims that Obama “is embroiled in a love affair” with Beyoncé — who had difficulty hiding her obvious affection for the older married man.
The Washington Post plans to publish the evidence in its online and newspaper print editions tomorrow. The Internet will probably break within seconds of the Post’s exclusive report going live. Tomorrow will be a historic moment in American history.
A Colombian Councilman has denounced Colombia’s national treasure Shakira for helping Bajan singer Rihanna to — in his words — “promote lesbianism” in Shakira’s new music video.
Marco Fidel Ramirez, a conservative Christian politician from Bogota, tweeted that Shakira’s music video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You” was “simply disgusting” and an “unabashed glorification of lesbianism.”
In the music video, Shakira and Rihanna wear skimpy bathing suits and caress each other passionately.
Sarah Palin called MSNBC hosts and guests “despicable” for mocking Mitt Romney’s adopted infant grandson, Kieran Romney, who is black.
During a segment of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on Sunday, the panelists joked about a viral photo of the Romneys sitting in an idyllic setting surrounded by their 21 grandkids including little Kieran dressed in a pink onesie.
One of the panelists, actress Pia Glenn, sang “one of these things is not like the other,” while another joked that the photo was representative of the Republican Party’s lacking diversity.
Oprah Winfrey Awarded Highest Civilan Honor Just Days After Accusing Americans of Disrespecting Obama Because He’s Biracial
How do you earn the highest civilian award offered by the White House? Just accuse all white Americans of being racists.
Critics are saying it’s no coincidence that President Obama honored Oprah with the Presidential Medal of Freedom just days after she accused white Americans of disrespecting Obama because he is half black.
It took 5 years for President Obama to honor Oprah with any type of award after she threw her powerful support behind him during the 2008 presidential elections.
Rap producer Kanye West is back in the news after he accused President Barack Obama of using him for political purposes.
“I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” West said in a radio interview on Philadelphia’s Hot 107.9 on Monday. West told radio hosts Shamara and Laiya that he would never break bread with Obama. “That’s out my thoughts. That’s lowering my priority of thinking at this point.”