It's not fair to the other contestants when transgender women artificially sculpt their body to become the "ideal" woman. I can't wait for women who support this nonsense to get the backlash of losing out on opportunities for women, To transgender men who may possess biological and natural advantages. Old to New Likes: Should transgender people be allowed in beauty pageants? Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows Thailand has a large and visible transgender population and is one of the world's top destinations for sex-reassignment surgery. Joe Wong, who works with the advocacy group Asia Pacific Transgender Network APTNapplauded contests like "Miss International Queen" as a "powerful medium to showcase the challenges, talents and hopes of trans people". Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles.
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.
Vietnamese contestant crowned queen in Thai transgender pageant
Add a New Topic. Vietnam's Nguyen Huong Giang was crowned "Miss International Queen" in Thailand on Friday at one of the world's top beauty pageants for transgender women. However, letting them in to regular beauty pageants, such as Miss America, would be unfair to the other contestants who were born female. Of course, Transgender people are people. Related Opinions Did Pvt. There are so many issues that can arise with this situation. I thought that beauty pageants were open to anyone that wanted to be in them.
I'm not sure why people make such a big fuss. I had the support of my family, but I still faced discrimination, and I had no role models," she said. It is important to tell them they have a right to be who they are, who they want to be," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation through an interpreter. Picked by several online bookies as the favourite to win the crown, Ms Ponce volunteers with a non-profit in Spain that works with children and families dealing with gender identity issues. Trannys shouldn't be allowed in regular beauty pageant that are made for women because its not fair to female contestants. But then, Isn't that whats happening with many of the other contestants who were born as women?