Trump Permits Transsexual To Compete For Miss Universe Canada Title
Janna Talackova will be allowed to compete.
[She] was first disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she was born a male, according to CTV. Talackova was originally selected as one of 65 finalists for the Donald Trump-owned competition and her profile and photos were pulled from the Miss Universe Canada website.
But the Trump organization has reversed its decision, announcing today that it won’t attempt to keep Talackova out of the contest.
“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,” Michael D. Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Donald Trump, said in an email.