Miss Spain Angela Ponce, the first transgender woman to take part in the Miss Universe contest, has credited Jenna Talackova’s 2012 case for breaking down barriers and allowing her to represent her country this year. Photo: EPA-EFE

Will Hong Kong LGBTQ community ever have its own Angela Ponce or Jenna Talackova?

  • Ponce’s presence in the Miss Universe pageant shows just how far LGBTQ rights have come since 2012, when the organisers stopped barring transgender people
  • Her success should inspire Hong Kong’s transgender women to step up and compete in high-profile pageants
Topic |   LGBTI

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Miss Spain Angela Ponce, the first transgender woman to take part in the Miss Universe contest, has credited Jenna Talackova’s 2012 case for breaking down barriers and allowing her to represent her country this year. Photo: EPA-EFE
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