Thomas Roberts is in Russia, doing double duty, hosting the Miss Universe Pageant, as well as lifting up the stories of LGBT Russians.
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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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.
After announcing her support for transgender women, Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island was crowned Miss USA 2012.