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HEADLINES: 2 Beauty Competitions Miss California Didn’t Compete In


CROWNS A beauty competition that doesn’t involve questions about same-sex marriage! Mr. Gay Philadelphia is crowned. [Michael Musto]

BROADWAY More pageantry! This time in the form of Mr. Broadway. And the winner is … [Broadway World]

FLORIDA Watch the State Supreme Court hear oral arguments on overturning the ban on gay adoptions. Tune in for a live video feed Wednesday at 10:40am EST. [Gavel2Gavel]

GRACE RETURNS Even though USA canceled The Starter Wife, former Will & Grace star Debra Messing isn’t hurting for work. NBC is picking up her single-camera comedy, which stars Messing as a “laid-off CEO who is as ill-prepared to be a full-time wife and mother as her husband is to provide for the family.” [THR]

MAINE The Judiciary Committee will host a daylong public hearing on two bills you should care about. One bill overturns Maine’s 12-year-old same-sex marriage ban. The other creates a domestic partnership registry to give same-sex couples some rights of married people without the language. [Sun Journal]

REALITY TV On the British Apprentice, a gay contestant opts to convert a resort into a gay travel destination. A fellow contestant balks at the idea — because she wouldn’t want her son around THE GAYS! [Mirror]

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