Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Miss USA 2012 Says Trans Competitor Would Be Okay
The question she was asked was: would it be fair for a person born a man to be named Miss Universe after becoming a woman?
Y'all know what the TransGriot and a majority of the transfeminine community's answer to that question would be, but we weren't on the stage standing in Ms Culpo's pumps competing for a shot at the Miss USA Universe title
And she proved (so far) she isn't Carrie Prejean or a radfem.
"I do think it would be fair..." because "there are so many people who have a need to change for a happier life. I do accept that because I believe it's a free country."
Time will tell how much of an ally she is to our community, but she definitely is well on the way to making a lot of trans female friends. The opening of the Miss Universe system starting in 2013 to transwomen is still a contentious subject as cis women have come down on both sides of the issue.
But thanks to Miss USA 2012 for standing up for fairness.