Miss Universe pageant headed for a big change as transgender contestant favored to win

This year’s Miss Universe pageant is going to be eye-popping, because it will feature the first transgender contestant: Miss Spain, Angela Ponce.

Interestingly, Ponce has emerged as the clear favorite to win the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple online betting websites. The current odds stand at 16-to-1, according to the Gambling.com.

 

Angela Ponce already made history as the first transgender woman to win the Miss Spain contest. Not surprisingly, her platform is promoting transgender rights and gender equality.

The Miss Universe pageant airs December 16.

Transgender rights have become a hot-button topic recently, after celebrities like former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner transitioned to a woman and became Caitlyn Jenner.

Surprisingly, Caitlyn confessed that she was more viciously attacked for coming out as a Republican in liberal Hollywood than she was when she came out as transgender.  “It was easier to come out as transgender than to come out as a Republican,” Jenner said.

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“It was easier to come out as transgender than to come out as a Republican.” -Caitlyn Jenner

In October 2018, Rachel McKinnon — a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman — drew heavy backlash after winning a women’s cycling championship.

Jennifer Wagner — a female cyclist who placed third behind McKinnon — said it was “definitely not fair” that she had to compete in a race against a biological male.

Allowing biological males to compete in women’s sporting events as transgender females is controversial because many women athletes say their trans rivals have a competitive advantage because their bodies naturally produce more testosterone.

In July 2017, President Trump came under fire from liberals when he decided to ban transgenders from the military after consulting with military experts and generals.

Liberals immediately attacked Trump as homophobic even though he has been endorsed by many in the LGBT community. President Trump said he didn’t want transgenders in the military because of the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” that would entail.

The Family Research Council estimates the total cost of transgender recruits at $1.9 billion to $3.7 billion over the next 10 years.

Some lawmakers also point out that transgender military recruits undergoing transition surgery can’t be deployed for almost a year.

“This policy is going to cost $1.35 billion over the next 10 years alone just for the sex reassignment surgeries of the transgender members of our service,” Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler told CNN.

She added:

“Military members undergoing transition surgery are nondeployable for up to 267 days. Similarly, regular hormone treatments render individuals nondeployable into the future.

It makes no sense to create soldiers who are unable to fight and win our nation’s wars and it’s unfair to non-transitioning individuals who must leave their families and deploy in their place.”

Several organizations successfully sued the Trump administration to block his transgender ban. By January 1, 2018, transgenders were allowed to enlist in the U.S. military for the first time.

To prepare, biologically female soldiers began training to shower with transgender women. Among the training materials to prepare female soldiers was a warning that “you may encounter individuals in barracks, bathrooms, or shower facilities with physical characteristics of the opposite sex.”  Hoo-ah.

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As BizPac Review reported, the American College of Pediatricians has condemned gender reclassification in children by stating that transgenderism in children is child abuse.

“The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,” the group said. “Facts – not ideology – determine reality.”

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Samantha Chang

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Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can read Samantha's cryptocurrency/bitcoin articles at CCN or follow her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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