Former Miss America contestant: ‘I’m queer’

Djuan Keila Trent

Djuan Keila Trent


Djuan Keila Trent was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2010 and competed in the Miss America competition representing her home state. Last week she published a blog post in which she came out as queer for the first time, publicly.

Djuan writes that she has wanted to find the right words to make her statement, but struggled.

“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.”

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