Miss Myanmar one of the contestant at the just concluded Miss Universe Beauty Pageant 2019 held at Atlanta, Georgia, is undeniably one of the biggest highlights of the event as she openly declared her sexuality. Swe Zin Htet bravely came out publicly as a lesbian following her competition at the 2019 Miss Universe, becoming the first-ever openly gay woman to compete in the pageant. Htet, who won Miss Myanmar title in May 2019, disclosed her sexual orientation before participating in the pageant that held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
According to her, she said she came to know about her sexuality about 4 years ago in 2015, and on realization decided to accept herself for who she is, she went further by saying that it is challenging to speaking out but she wants to use her platform to help LGBTQ people in Myanmar. Myanmar a country that is known for having criminalized law for homosexuality. The ‘superman’ as called out by her fans said in one of her interviews shortly after entering the competition that;
“I want the world to accept the LGBTQ+ community and their right to choose their own path and pursuit of happiness,” she is quoted as saying. “We should always have the freedom of choice and promote equality.”
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