Israel has its First Transgender Beauty Pageant
The Associated Press is reporting that Israel had auditions for its first transgender beauty contest on Thursday in Tel Aviv. The pageant takes place in May and the winner, who will be crowned “Miss Trans Israel”, will go on to compete in The Miss Trans Star International pageant. The event is set to be held in Spain this August.
“Definitely we are achieving, enlightening the people to accept and empower transsexuals,”
Nearly 30 transgender women participated in the event. The pageant is being organized by Israela Stephanie Lev. Israel is quickly becoming the most transgender friendly country in the Middle East, though things were not always this way. “Definitely we are achieving, enlightening the people to accept and empower transsexuals,” Lev said.
Israel has made great progress in accepting their LGBTQ citizens. Gays are now able to openly serve in their military and they have at least one known transgender soldier who is openly serving. Tel Aviv is becoming an LGBTQ travel destination in a region where being transgender is not normally accepted.
Well this is great to see! I want to wish our transgender sisters in Israel good luck in the pageant. It shows that our struggle is global and our cause is the same. How about a little love for our transgender guys as well?