Top 5: Inspiring LGBTQIA+ beauty queens who have graced the pageant stage

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We still have a long way to go in the battle for global LGBTQIA+ equality, but we can say there has been real progress. Here are queer beauty queens that have brought this cause to the forefront with immense pride. 👑🏳️‍🌈 | via philstarlife

We still have a long way to go in the battle for global LGBTQIA+ equality, but we can say there has been real progress.

The most recent development that has caused a divide between conservatives and queers is Pope Francis’ thumbs up for same-sex civil unions, which he expressed in documentary film “Francesco” that follows his papacy. “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way, they are legally covered. I stood up for that,” he said.The fight for their rights, however, goes beyond marriage—it encompasses many other things, like diversity and representation in pageantry.

It’s inspiring to witness LGBTQIA+ members and allies voicing their support and waving the rainbow flag on the pageant stage—whether it’s simply for a local contest or something even bigger like the prestigious Miss Universe tilt. Here are some of our favorite queer beauty queens that have brought this cause to the forefront with immense pride:

 

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