Meet Erin O’Flaherty, Miss Missouri 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.

Or not.

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.

Alert the media … oh never mind.

Probably not exactly breaking news, this is true.

This seems to be the general consensus.

Plenty of gay people in sports, beauty pageants, government – this isn’t exactly shocking.

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.