Category Archives: LGBT

Why I Love Miss NY!

Stuff Queer People Need To Know (follow them @SQPNTK) has just shared that the multi-talented dancer, photographer, student and current Miss New York Claire Buffie will be the first Miss America competitor to run on “Straight for Equality: Let’s Talk” platform, which will focusing on all aspects of equality for the LGBT community. Buffie told the Advocate that the major reason she stuck with the competition is her passion for her platform: improving the climate for LGBT youths in schools, and breaking stigma, and talking about misconceptions .

It’s to get so great to see a Beauty Queen who is an outspoken advocate for human rights. She is a real role model to young women everywhere! I’m so proud to be from NY.

Miss NY competes on equality platform As much as I despise former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean — who recently exercised her right to “opposite marriage” when she tied the knot with Oakland Raider Kyle Boller — and these so-called scholarship competitions, one beauty queen is supporting LGBT rights in her race for the crown. Miss New York … Read More

via Stuff Queer People Need To Know

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Happy Belated Harvey Milk Day

Saturday May 22nd  would have been Harvey Milk’s 80th birthday and California has officially recognized it as Harvey Milk Day. Harvey and I both graduated from Bay Shore High School, exactly 60 years apart from each other. Kids in Cali are honoring his memory by handing out Harvey Milkshakes and Milk Duds, along with educational flyers about Harvey’s work  uniting all marginalized minorities and fighting for gay rights.

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