A transgender beauty queen was kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada pageant recently. Now she’s speaking out about the discrimination that she has encountered in a part of the world that is supposed to be known for their progressive ways. Oh Canada! How could you let this poor girl down?
Wow, first they won’t let transgendered people fly in Canada and now this? Apparently the Conservative government over in Canada has been taking too many lessons from America. Actually, it turns out that an American may be behind this beauty queen debacle. Donald Trump owns Miss Universe and is in charge of it’s outdated rules which include that someone has to be born female.
How the transgendered beauty queen was thrown out.
The Miss Universe Canada organizers threw out Jenna Talackova when they found out she had undergone surgery to become a woman. The transgendered contestant had already successfully reached the finals in the Miss Vancouver pageant before she was banned from continuing in the competition. The pageant organizers have said that the rules state that each contestant must be a ‘naturally born female.’
According to Denis Davila, the national director of Miss Universe Canada, Talackova claimed on her registration form she was born a female. At some point she became suspicious so Davila confronted the 23-year-old about her sex change and the contestant admitted she was actually born a male.
Here’s what trans beauty queen Jenna Talackova had to say…
In a YouTube video, Talackova describes her process of physically becoming and identifying as a woman.
“I will look to turn this situation into a positive so that other people in a similar situation are not discriminated against in the future,” … ”I regard myself as a woman with a history,” she said. “I always knew since I was about four, and I started my therapy and hormone therapy when I was 14. And then I went through the surgery when I was 19.”
Talackova’s spot is already occupied by another competitor. She is now seeking legal advice before speaking further to the media. More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition demanding Talackova be reinstated.
This is an important moment for people interested in equal rights for everyone. Signing the petition and sharing it on Facebook is a good way to start spreading awareness about this.