Jenelle Hutcherson is the first openly gay contestant in the Miss Southern California and Miss Long Beach pageant, and she looks poised to rock the house. In the video above, she details her plans to wear a tux to the formalwear competition. She also explains that she's entering the pageant as a statement in favor of diversity and against hate, saying, "I want to give true meaning to loving your neighbors." The pageant is this weekend, and Hutcherson says, "I believe this very well may be the craziest, most insane, life experience I have put myself through yet!"

Jenelle Hutcherson, Lesbian Miss Long Beach Contestant, Makes History (VIDEO) [Huffington Post]
Woman Is Long Beach's First Openly Lesbian Pageant Contestant [LA Times]