Big Steps for the LGBT Community in the Pageant world!
June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
“Meet 20-year-old Olivia Culpo, the brand new and totally politically correct Miss USA, who didn’t miss a beat when a viewer tweeted in asking if she thought it would be fair for a transgender contestant to win the pageant. Culpo replied: “I do think that would be fair, but I can understand that people would be a little apprehensive to take that road.” She said there are “so many people out there who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it is a free country.” The cello-playing, Rhode Island-born beauty could offer pageant execs a few tips on tolerance and inclusiveness to help them avoid another Jenna Talackova-like debacle.” – Politically Correct Miss USA
As for the Jenna Talackova, Miss Canada in the Miss Universe pageant, has been allowed back into the competition! “Disqualified Miss Universe Canada contestant Jenna Talackova better start practicing that wave: Officials have reversed their decision to kick her out for being born a boy. The 23-year-old can now compete on the condition she “meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions,” although they still haven’t clarified exactly what those requirements are. Jenna had gender reassignment surgery at 19 and previously competed openly in transgender beauty pageants (didn’t officials do their research?). She hasn’t yet responded to the news, but reactions from supporters on Twitter have included “awesome”, “good call” and “a win to all LGBT”.” – Miss Universe Canada can Compete again
Come and tell us your view on these topics! What do you think of Miss USA’s answer and the back and forth of the Miss. Universe Competitions acceptance of Canada’s contesent?