I am on both the executive board and their speakers bureau.
But last month, Claire Buffie, Miss New York, made support for gay rights and same-sex marriage her personal theme for the competition. It definitely did not cost me votes. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. AP -- After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their own take one of pageantry's biggest stages.
I honestly have not experienced that.