Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty competing to be first openly lesbian Miss America

Beauty pageant news: noticed a few news stories in recent days on the Web about newly-crowned Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty. 

This gorgeous brunette won her state title last week and will be Missouri’s delegate at the upcoming Miss America pageant where her platform will be suicide prevention.

Normally, most media folks ignore the Miss Missouri pageant winner, but not this year. This year, the news organizations are all very excited because she’s a lesbian

(Lesbian beauty queens = ratings and a lot of hits for news websites, apparently.) 

Look for Erin to win the 2017 Miss America Pageant on Sept.11 in Atlantic City on ABC, and create even more of the predictable commotion we have all come to expect from the uptight residents of the ‘States.