Not long ago, we talked about Jenna Talackova, the transgender woman who was booted from the Miss Universe Canada pageant when it was discovered she was not born biologically female.
After urging from GLAAD and other sources, the pageant administration has reversed their decision and decided to let Jenna participate.
“The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions,” according to a statement released by the organization late Monday night.
Woot! It’s a small victory, but a victory nonetheless.