Lesbian, biracial beauty queen breaking barriers in South Carolina

Analouisa Valencia, 19, beauty candidate for Miss South Carolina, has yet to win the pageant but she has already been given the title of the first lesbian to represent the conservative state.

“Things are changing and I feel you should be able to love whoever you want to love,” says Valencia, whose father is Mexican and mother is African-American.

Valencia says that by participating in the pageant she will be able to bring attention to children with special needs and also encourage biracial and LGBT women to participate in beauty pageants.

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