Mollie Thomas will join Tomas O’Grady and Enrich LA and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa over 100 gay for good volunteers
“Aside from being beautiful, she is an inspiration and has incredible grace.” Tomas O’Grady
Mollie Thomas has redefined the image of a pageant girl. As one of the first openly lesbian women to compete for the crown in the 2012 Miss California USA pageant, she has become an advocate for equality and acceptance. Since spending time overseas involved in various service projects, Mollie has developed a deep appreciation for helping others. A passion which she is now focusing on issues very close to her own heart which affect the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) community. After her campaign for the 2012 pageant received an overwhelming amount of positive media attention from CNN, NBC, and even Fox news, Mollie has decided to run again for the 2013 Miss California USA pageant. She is taking the opportunity to start a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive visibility and promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.
As quoted in the LA Times, “I’m running for equality and will use this in order to promote visibility on current issues, to become a youth advocate and a role model.”