World News: Miss Universe changes rules to include transgender women

The game is changing folks!  Transgendered women will now be able to join the Miss Universe Pageant.  Hello ASIA!!

In a recent turn of events, the inclusion of Jenna Talackova (a transgendered woman from Canada) into the Miss Canada-Universe pageant has given way to other transgendered women around the globe to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.   This will make the pageant interesting.

Following consultations with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Miss Universe “discussed a policy change that includes transgender women in time for the start of this fall’s 2013 pageant season; a time when most of the competitions around the world begin to take place,” the two groups said in a joint statement.

The change brings Miss Universe into line with other groups that have taken a stand against discrimination of transgender women, including the Olympics, the Girl Scouts of America and TV show America’s Next Top Model, GLAAD said.


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