1st July 2015
Gay host Thomas Roberts quits ‘Miss USA’ over Donald Trump 4
5:43 PM — Miss USA has been left hostless - after its hosts Thomas Roberts and Cheryl Burke both quit over controversial comments made by owner Donald Trump.
15th October 2013
Trans contestant fails to get past top 12 in Miss Universe Canada competition 1
6:02 PM — A transgender contestant has failed to reach the top five of the Miss Universe Canada competition for the second year in a row.
15th August 2013
US: Miss Universe Host says he will boycott pageant in Russia over anti-gay laws 4
2:23 PM — Television personality and former Miss Universe host Andy Cohen has said that he will boycott the pageant this year, which is due to take place in Moscow, in protest against Russia's anti-gay laws.
21st May 2012
First transgender ‘Miss Universe Canada’ pageant contestant misses out on title 94
2:37 PM — The first ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has lost her bid to win the title after strutting the runway this weekend.
10th April 2012
Miss Universe to accept transgender contestants 52
5:33 PM — GLAAD and the Miss Universe Organization have announced that transgender contests may take part in the international competition.