John M. Becker

Former Miss Kentucky Comes Out as Queer

Filed By John M. Becker | March 06, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: coming out, Djuan Trent, gay marriage, Kentucky, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, welcome out

"For months, I have been contemplating how I would write this post, how I would position it, when would be the right time to post it. Should I make it funny? Should I make it mysterious? Should I make it serious? Should I pick a special date to do it? Should I build some kind of anticipation around it? Hmmm...ain't nobody got time for that. 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."

-- Djuan Trent, Miss Kentucky 2010, coming out of the closet on her personal blog last month. Trent said she was inspired to reveal her truth by federal judge John Heyburn's ruling that marriage discrimination in Kentucky violates the U.S. Constitution. She says she hopes to put her face on the issue by publicly identifying with Kentucky's queer community.

Read her post in full here.

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