Meet Erin O’Flaherty, Miss Missouri 2016.
— Miss Missouri (@MissAmericaMO) July 25, 2016
Her platform is suicide prevention, she will do some Mad Hatter dance, she is trained in livestock judging … oh yeah AND she’s a lesbian.
STOP the presses.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 6, 2016
Odds are Erin isn’t the first lesbian to compete in a Miss America pageant but apparently she is the first OPENLY gay contestant, which means it’s news.
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) September 6, 2016
Alert the media … oh never mind.
No one cares. https://t.co/2O5QYk1yuw
— Saint Shoe (@TheOneSoleShoe) September 6, 2016
Probably not exactly breaking news, this is true.
— TINA Hillstrom (@TINAHILLSTROM1) September 6, 2016
This seems to be the general consensus.
@ABC Being openly gay or lesbian doesn't matter anymore, it's pretty much a normal thing for most of America. Not special.
— BroAwesome (@BroAwesome10101) September 6, 2016
Plenty of gay people in sports, beauty pageants, government – this isn’t exactly shocking.
@ABC So she's won already. Can't wait until the first dude competes for Miss America.
— Not Funny (@Theirtherewhere) September 6, 2016
Let’s hope this isn’t the case, and that if she doesn’t win the Left doesn’t play the “THEY HATE THE GAYS” card. Eh, it is the Left we’re talking about, surely this will be politicized either way.