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From beauty pageants to college sports, transgender people break barriers

Jenna Talackova was born a man. She began the process of becoming a woman at age 14 with hormone treatments and then had surgery at the age of 19. “I have always dreamed of being in the Miss Universe competition and having an opportunity to represent my country, Canada,” said the 23-year-old beauty contestant.  “I [...]
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Update: Jenna Talackova, transgender contestant, wins Miss Congeniality at Miss Canada pageant

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Reliable Source (2 years ago)

This year’s scorching beauty pageant controversy (because there’s one every year, isn’t there?) has ended peacefully. Jenna Talackova, the contestant originally ousted from the Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was not born a... Read Post

Jenna Talackova, Transgender Beauty Pageant Contestant, Disqualified from Miss Universe Canada

Pop Culture / Celebrity : The Hollywood Gossip (2 years ago)

A new beauty pageant scandal has broken out, but this one has nothing to do with naked photos or a contestant's stance on gay marriage. Jenna Talackova - a 23-year old who was born a man, but who underwent gender reassignment surger... Read Post

Laverne Cox: The Right To Dream: Jenna Talackova's Miss Universal Slight

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (2 years ago)

Do transgender people have the right to dream? This is what comes up for me most predominantly when I think about the recent disqualification of Jenna Talackova from competing in Miss Universe Canada because she is, in their words, ... Read Post


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