Jenna Talackova, transgender Miss Universe contestant becomes trans activist

Jenna Talackova

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Jenna Talackova shot to fame as a Canadian beauty contestant and along the way she became a de facto spokesperson for the trans community simply because she had the attention of the media. She did a splendid job and brought loads of positive PR to trans people around the world — the kind of PR one can’t buy.

Now with the pageant behind her, Talackova has stepped up into the role of trans activist. She’s following the lead of the American Psychiatric Association’s plan to remove gender dysphoria as a mental disorder and is petitioning the World Health Organization to follow suit.

Talackova writes: “I’m not sick. In fact I’m great! I’m a woman that had to undergo transgender medical procedures to become who I really am on in the inside.”

If you want to help, you can sign Jenna’s petition and watch her PR video here: https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/world-health-organization-trans-people-aren-t-sick

I last wrote about Jenna Talackova here: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/lgbt-rights-activist-says-jenna-talackova-doesnt-deserve-pride-parade-grand-marshal-honor/

I wrote this for The  Huffington Post: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/courtney-odonnell-why-i-did-an-about-face-and-boarded-the-jenna-talackova-pr-train/

Miss Universe contestant petitions World Health Organization to remove transsexualism as a mental disorder.

Jenna Talackova as she appears in a PR video about petitioning the WHO

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6 replies

  1. Two Heroes here!

  2. Relax guys – I have the whole of Tumblr reblogging this now :D
    You don’t mess with Tumblrs – they’ll sign!!!

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