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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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