Happy afternoon, everybody! Let’s get right down to the inqueery.
As some of you may have heard, the Miss California USA pageant has not one, but two out and proud lesbians competing this year. One of the contestants, Mollie Thomas, said she entered the pageant, “not only to fulfill some of my own aspirations, but also to be a positive role model and inspiration for the LGBTQ community and for girls everywhere.”
So what do you think? Is it inspiring to see lesbians included in the Miss USA pageant? Are beauty pageants really the sort of thing that lesbians should want to be included in? Is this sending a positive message to girls or the LGBTQ community?
The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3pm ET.
Featured image is Miss USA 2009.