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Jenna Talackova

PHOTOS: Transgender Pageant Queen Scores Elle Spread

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Jenna Talackova might not have been crowned Miss Universe Canada 2012, but she was the pageant's big winner in the end. The beauty queen made headline...

Will A Lesbian Beauty Queen Take The Crown In South Carolina?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Nineteen-year-old Analouisa Valencia, an African-American and Latina lesbian, is looking forward to competing in the Miss South Carolina contest in Ju...

Transgender Miss California Contestant Set To Make History

Posted 01.11.2013 | Gay Voices

When Kylan Arianna Wenzel takes the stage Saturday for the preliminary round of the Miss California USA pageant, the tall knockout will be representin...

Readers' Top 12 Transgender Stories of 2012

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

During 2012 I wrote approximately 400 articles for The Guerrilla Angel Report, the vast majority of them transgender-related. The following are the 12 most read stories of the year.

Cultural Cavalcade: Top LGBT Culture In 2012

Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices

With 2012 being an incredibly historic year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, it's only fitting that the cultural scene...

Transgender In 2012: A HuffPost Live Discussion About Exposure, Understanding And The Media

Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Though HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's new livestreaming network, doesn't officially launch until Monday, August 13, it's already up and running ...

Why I Did An About-Face And Boarded The Jenna Talackova PR Train

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 07.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I've now an eye on the big picture: winning the hearts and minds of those not quite on board with trans people. If this involves embracing something seemingly shallow, so be it. My hat goes off to Jenna for opening some doors we couldn't have done easily otherwise.

Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Loses

AP | CHARMAINE NORONHA | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices

TORONTO -- The first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has lost her bid to win the title. Jenna Talackova, 2...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Does Gender Define Us? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

2012-04-18-Screenshot20120418at12.28.13PM.jpgWhat makes us male or female? What happens when our biological gender is out of sync with our gender identity?

BryanBoy: I'm 'Pro-Tranny' But Don't Want Them In Miss Universe

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.11.2012 | Style

It's been "happily ever after" for Jenna Talackova, the transgender contestant who was initially disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant bu...

BryanBoy: I'm 'Pro-Tranny' But Don't Want Them In Miss Universe

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

It's been "happily ever after" for Jenna Talackova, the transgender contestant who was initially disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant bu...

Miss Universe Pageant To Include Transgender Women

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.10.2012 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — A rule change that would allow transgender women to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year is a step forward for e...

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.

Michelangelo Signorile

Gloria Allred Sounds Off On Donald Trump's Private Parts | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Feminist attorney Gloria Allred shot back at Donald Trump, who said she'd "be very impressed" with his genitals, by saying she doesn't "have a magnify...

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...