Gloria Allred and her transgendered beauty queen client Jenna Talackova took to the streets of West Hollywood on Sunday to speak out against the Miss Pennsylvania controversy at the El Lay Pride Parade.
Sheena Monnin resigned from her role within the Miss Universe Organization because she felt that the Miss USA Pageant was fixed. A leaked email, however, revealed she was also upset by the pageant's decision to allow a transgendered contestant to compete. She reportedly
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Being a pioneer in ending discrimination trumps not taking home the crown, in our opinion!
Jenna Talackova, the first transgender young woman to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, did not take home the title during last night's competition, but she DID make it to the top 12, and was one of four other contestants named Miss Congeniality!
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Such AMAZING progress in the world of beauty pageantry!
Transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova was originally discriminated against and rejected by the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant because she was born a male, but after much hell raised from organizations like GLAAD, the pageant organizers changed their tune.
First they announced that she would be allowed to compete, but NOW the Miss Universe Organization has decided to allow ALL transgender contestants to compete from now on. Paula Shugart, the president of the pageant organization, said in a statement:
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Such a lovely image in your mind, right??
Donald Trump is Gloria Allred's latest target in the story of beauty pageant contestant Jenna Talackova.
As U remember, Jenna is the beauty queen who was disqualified from Miss Universe Canada after they learned she wasn't born a woman.
Taking Jenna's side, the superstar lawyer said:
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Yay! Such good news!
Thanks to the wonderful organization GLAAD, transexual beauty queen Jenna Talackova has been cleared to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant!
Previously, the Donald Trump-owned organization had squashed Jenna's dreams by disqualifying her because she was born a male. Since discrimination is NEVER cool, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called upon the Miss Universe Organization to review her case.
In a statement released on Monday, the organization revealed they had reversed their decision:
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Deplorable! Deplorable on all accounts!!
Miss Universe Canada has disqualified Jenna Talackova for being born a male! Ugh…
Even though she was one of the 65 finalists, the Donald Trump-owned competition cut her out of the running, saying:
She did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form. We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.
But of course, gurl isn't letting this put out her fire! She says of it:
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