QUEER VOICES
08/23/2014 07:35 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Miss Spain 2013 Comes Out In Instagram Post

What an incredible moment for queer visibility!

Patricia Rodríguez, the winner and title holder of Miss Spain 2013, came out of the closet this week through an Instagram post with her partner. The move makes Rodríguez the first openly lesbian national beauty queen.

Rodríguez later thanked her fans for the true reaction to her decision to come out in a follow-up Instagram post, adding:

"I published impulsively, I appreciate the outpouring of support. Thank you."

Congrats, Patricia!

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