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Transgender woman can now compete in pageant
2012-04-03

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Organizers of the Miss Universe beauty pageant are now saying that transgender contestant Jenna Talackova can compete after initially disqualifying her, according to CNN.com .

In a statement issued April 3, the Miss Universe Organization said Talackova can compete as long as "she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions." However, those requirements were not specified.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) commended the most recent development in a statement, saying, "The Miss Universe Organization made the right decision and has taken an important first step."


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