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Transgendered Woman Kicked Out of Miss Universe Pageant

When it was reported earlier in March that a transgender woman named Jenna Talackova would be a finalist in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, it seemed a fine, sunny day for the LGBT community, as Talackova’s inclusion in the finals represented at least one step in the direction of wider social acceptance for transgendered people. Then some really bigoted beauty pageant purists clouded those sunny skies and pressured the Miss Universe powers-that-be to kick Talackova out of the contest.

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About Jen

Have been a jack of all trades. I'm a former philosopher who specialized in ethics and political philosophy. I'm a sex positive feminist.

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