Lesbians Make History in Miss California USA Pageant

Last year on this blog we highlighted Jenelle Hutcherson of Long Beach, California.  She was participating in the Miss Long Beach Pageant.  Jenelle and West Hollywood resident Mollie Thomas became the first two openly gay contestants to ever advance to the Miss California USA pageant in Palm Deseret, California, last weekend.

Though neither Jenelle or Mollie won the contest, they were both role models for young LGBT people throughout California.  GLAAD congratulates Janelle and Mollie for breaking stereotypes and for speaking up, speaking out and making history.

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