Miss Universe

Thomas Roberts speaks to the Advocate about hosting the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow

Thomas Roberts, an openly gay married man, will be hosting this year's Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow. This comes at a time when the Russian government has passed or is considering some stringent anti-LGBT laws.

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August 26, 2013

Snapshots of our work: SRI, Wentworth Miller, and Chelsea Manning

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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August 20, 2013

Miss Universe Organization: Russia's anti-LGBT violence and laws are "diametrically opposed" to our core values

Today, the Miss Universe organization issued a statement condemning Russia's recent law banning "gay propaganda" and condoning violent attacks on LGBT people.

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June 6, 2012

Anti-Trans Miss Pennsylvania USA Resigns

Sheena Monnin, the reigning Miss Pennsylvania USA (who did not make it into the final sixteen of the Miss USA pageant this weekend) has resigned from her post, organizers say, because she disagreed with the pageant's inclusion of transgender women.

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May 21, 2012

Jenna Talackova Finishes Among the Top 12 Semi-Finalists in Miss Universe Canada Pageant

Jenna Talackova finished among the top twelve semi-finalists of the Miss Universe Canada pageant on Saturday, where she also took home a Miss Congeniality award.
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