Topic: Beauty Pageants

Gallery: Five Facts About Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

Gallery: Five Facts About Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

As I noted in my updated post earlier today, the Miss Universe pageant has decided to let transgender contestant Jenna Talackova back into the competition. But that might not be enough for her. In a statement released earlier today by her attorney, Talackova said that she will not be satisfied until Donald Trump eliminates all anti-transgender discrimination from the pageant’s rules. Until that happens, she and her attorney “will be considering all of Jenna’s legal options.” Good for her! But who is this plucky, blonde, trans rights warrior? I internet stalked her a little bit to find out. More »

Disqualified Transgender Contestant Now Suing The Miss Universe Pageant

Disqualified Transgender Contestant Now Suing The Miss Universe Pageant

When Ashley reported last week that Miss Universe Canada had disqualified finalist Jenna Talackova because they discovered that she was born male, I sensed it might be a good opportunity to challenge the rules of that backwards, antiquated institution and bring awareness to transgender rights at the same time. As it turns out, Ms. Talackova agrees, as she’s suing the Donald Trump-controlled institution for discriminating against transgender women. More »