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Former Miss America Contestant Djuan Trent Comes Out As Gay! Get The Deets On Her Brave Announcement HERE!

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This. Is. AWESOME!!

Former Miss America contestant Djuan Trent decided to share a detail of her life that never came up during the Q&A portion of the competition and officially came out to the world as gay in a blog post!

She wrote:

"I have written and re-written and deleted and restarted this post more times than I care to share, and after all of that I have finally realized: 'There ain't nothin' to it, but to do it.' So, here we go folks… I am queer."

Coming out publicly is ALWAYS a huge deal no matter what. But the fact that Djuan is Miss Kentucky and represents a state that doesn't recognize gay marriage is what really makes this stand out!

While her home state's anti-gay legislation certainly played a role in her decision to come out, she also mentioned in a followup post how Ellen Page's recent coming out speech really resonated with her as well:

"Ellen Page shared the burden that she carried in watching those around her be strong and stand up and fight for change, but not doing that for herself sooner. Listening to her speech, I was able to relate on so many levels. But this is what really hit me: 'I am tired of lying by omission…' Girl, what?! For real! Lying by omission and using non-descript pronouns…that gets really old, really quick."

Just as Ellen has inspired her, we're sure she'll help other women struggling with the same issues she has, especially in a community where being gay is NOT easy!

We're so proud of Djuan and glad she felt she was able to share this part of her life with the world! Congrats, girl!

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7 comments to “Former Miss America Contestant Djuan Trent Comes Out As Gay! Get The Deets On Her Brave Announcement HERE!”

  1. 1

    I guess that was unexpected … I hope one day heterosexuals won't make the big deal to be or not attractive to the same sex … so this type of this won't matter anymore at all !

  2. joe says – reply to this


    Look you fucking fucks. Nothing brave about coming out. Stop saying that. You diminish real brave people. Fucking losers!

  3. 3

    I don't understand why anyone cares if someone is gay or not. Like Michael sam. If you can play football and scored goals who cares who you love.
    I know there are tons of people in the world who care but if you can do your job it sholdnt matter

  4. Teresa Andrews says – reply to this


    Re: joe – Wow, your verbal skills are impressive. Have you considered a career as a novelist?

  5. DIE MUTATIONS says – reply to this


    Another disgusting perverted rug-munching rapist. Hope this deviant dies before she can rape some poor girl.

  6. kandycane says – reply to this


    i see all these gay people hating religion and the people that live by god.. crazy! as long as you are not being harmed let others keep their belief. What if the bible thumpers are right? If god is real and the bible turns out truth… i am not going to risk it! to much prophecy has came to past.

    israel becoming a nation
    syria is destroyed
    the way christ died matches what was said in old testament
    jesus told of the temple being destroyed
    we now have the Xchip which holds information being put into peoples hands.
    john in revelations talked about blood moons, we are now lined up for 4 blood moons
    and he was shown falling stars that could be nuclear war or asteroids… but how ? he has not ever seen either. he also talked about " all eyes in the entire world will see the dead prophets… ummm that was impossible back then, but not with internet today. i would be very very afraid to be gay or in choosing sin. we all sin but to keep choosing it, WILL SEND YOU TO HELL . if you are not saved and struggling with sin? please pray for forgiveness:)

  7. Sarah says – reply to this


    In a way, it is brave of her to come out. She was a pageant state winner from Kentucky, a very conservative state. If she was a former Miss California or New York or even Massachusetts, than it wouldn't have been a big deal.