Beauty Queen Djuan Trent Becomes 1st National Pageant Contestant To Come Out The Closet

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“People can’t know that their best friend, brother, sister, co-worker, neighbor, news anchor, favorite singer, or local coffee shop barista is being oppressed and denied the rights in which their heterosexual counterparts [that] are so happily welcomed partake, unless you open your mouth and say it,” she wrote.

In conclusion, Trent thanked all of her friends and fans for their unyielding support. “Thank you for giving me the courage to change my “they” to “we”, “them” to “us”, and “their” to “our.” You have given me the courage to speak up and speak out when I forget my “QUEER” stamp in the mornings,” she said. “And I can only hope, that I might inspire someone else in that same way.”

In a follow-up post, she added: “My heart is warmed from the overwhelmingly positive and encouraging words.”

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