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Jenna Talackova Miss Universe Canada Disqualified

Jenna Talackova Can Compete, But The Fight Against Trans Injustice Rages On

Laverne Cox | Posted 06.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

Jenna's victory against discrimination in the Miss Universe pageant will be for naught if we don't use it to shine a light on the struggles that have yet to be won for trans people around the world.

Donald Trump Should Prove He's A Man, Says Gloria Allred On Behalf Of Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Jenna Talackova

Emerson Whitney | Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

While Allred's assertion of Talackova's gender as valid and important is reassuring, the argument that because Talackova has "appropriate" identity documents, her status as a woman is more valid than it would be without them is frustrating for many transgender and gender-variant people.

Call For Miss Universe To Adopt A Fully Inclusive Policy

Laverne Cox | Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

The Miss Universe organization needs to make a public statement saying that it is working to revise its policy once and for all so that the competition is open to all women, and it must set a deadline for the written revision of the policy.

Beauty Queens Weigh In: Does Jenna Talackova Have A Shot At The Miss Universe Canada Crown?

HLN TV | Anna Lanfreschi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Jenna Talackova still hasn’t announced whether or not she will compete in the Miss Universe pageant. The transgendered Canadian contestant was in...

Transgender Miss Universe Canada Finalist: 'I Only Wanted To Compete'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices

The transgender beauty queen who was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant last month has broken her silence following news that she coul...

Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contestant May Compete After All

AP | By JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices

-- The Miss Universe Organization announced Monday that it might reverse an earlier decision and allow a transgender woman to enter the Miss Universe...

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Defends Transgender Miss Universe Canada Finalist

Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices

A transgender beauty queen who made international headlines after being disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant has found an unlikely suppo...

The Right To Dream: Jenna Talackova's Miss Universal Slight

Laverne Cox | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

Do transgender people have the right to dream? This is what comes up for me most predominantly when I think about the recent disqualification of Jenna Talackova from competing in Miss Universe Canada because she is, in their words, not a "natural born female."

Disqualified Transgender Miss Universe Canada Finalist Gets Support Via Petition, Twitter

Posted 03.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Support for Jenna Talackova, the beauty queen disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she is transgender, is skyrocketing. A ch...