THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE April 2, 2012 - Talackova might be back in the pageant. See below.] All the hype and hoopla in the mainstream media over the Jenna Talackova booting has pretty much wiped out coverage of other transgender-related stories for nearly an entire week. Those in the news business will know exactly what I’m talking about — with all the space given to the Jenna Talackova story, most everything else goes unreported. Indeed, there were a couple of stories I happenstance across by sheer luck — something that would not have happened during normal times.
While it is true more positive transgender awareness can come out of the Talackova story, and it is also true that some media outlets are giving coverage to a topic that they otherwise would never touch, however, in the grand scheme of things, there are topics of more vital importance to the well-being of trans people than this. Too bad they’re not getting the same attention.
But then, one cannot control which stories go hot (or viral). For sure, my stats show that the keyword “Jenna Talackova” set a new all-time total record for my blog — bringing more people to my site than any other keyword by a multiple of three! Maybe I shouldn’t complain.
UPDATE – April 2, 2012 – A statement from the pageant: “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.”
My earlier post on Jenna Talackova: Trans beauty contestant gets boot, trans man denied male dorm RA position « The Guerrilla Angel Report by Lexie Cannes.
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