Freedom is something we take for granted and recent events in China are a reminder that despite our national blemishes we are living in a great and progressively tolerant nation. The BBC is reporting that the Mr. Gay China pageant has been shut down by Chinese Police. Earlier this week Google bravely announced that it would cease business in the nation due to their own internal investigation which revealed substantial evidence that Chinese officials had breached their firewall and were engaged in cyber spying on citizens. The exact opposite of this suppression is my reminder for pageant aficionados that the 2010 Mrs Drag Queen Pageant takes place January 31st in Atlantic City. This year's host is Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame. The Miss'd America is written and directed by Sandy Beach Hitchen. This is a great event and not too far nor pricey for a drag-away weekend.