The pageant will take place as Thailand prepares to pass a landmark Bill that would allow civil partnerships of same-sex couples, becoming the first Asian country to do so. So, Good luck Miss Spain. Unless of course you have a pageant for mixed gender in which everyone is allowed. Is there a difference between feeling uncomfortable with gender identity and feeling uncomfortable with skin color identity? Ms Angela Ponce, who was crowned Miss Spain earlier this year, is the first transgender woman to take part in the Miss Universe international beauty contest.
Fair is fair, but then this brings up another issue should she, the transgender that used to be a man, be allowed in the dressing room with women.
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If someone was born a male and expresses and identifies as female, then so be it. They make up less than 5 per cent of the global population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest as they are denied land rights, and access to education and healthcare. Joining Miss U is a disrespect to natural born women who are aspiring to be a queen. Swimming, Running, Weightlifting etc. So yes, They should be allowed to participate. Transgender people should be allowed in pageants that are made for transgenders. So, Yes, She should be able to compete because the modifications she made to her body are not set apart from contestants that were born women but had physical modifications, They are just more extensive.
Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. If you can get a tras person in there and they win it could open the door for pageants to be judged fairly. While the competition is fierce, contestants say the pageant also offers an opportunity for camaraderie among trans women who hail from different backgrounds but share similar stories of discrimination back home. Should transgender people be allowed in beauty pageants? Doesn't seem fair to me. Least to Most Replies: Manning's transgender defense hurt the transgender community?