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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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Today, the Miss Universe organization issued a statement condemning Russia's recent law banning "gay propaganda" and condoning violent attacks on LGBT people.
Equality made historic strides in 2012, and GLAAD was there every step of the way.
Tonight watch Andy Cohen host the 2012 Miss Universe pageant, Melissa Etheridge performs on A Home for the Holidays, plus all new episodes of Chicago Fire, Happily Divorced and Top Chef.
Sheena Monnin, the reigning Miss Pennsylvania USA (who did not make it into the final sixteen of the Miss USA pageant this weekend) has resigned from her post, organizers say, because she disagreed with the pageant's inclusion of transgender women.
After announcing her support for transgender women, Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island was crowned Miss USA 2012.
Jenna Talackova finished among the top twelve semi-finalists of the Miss Universe Canada pageant on Saturday, where she also took home a Miss Congeniality award.
Jenna Talackova has been officially listed among the sixty-two national finalists scheduled to compete in the upcoming Miss Universe Canada competition.