Solongo Batsukh at a salon in Ulan Bator. Photo: AFP

Meet Solongo Batsukh, Mongolia’s transgender beauty queen who refuses to stay hidden despite backlash on social media

  • She is among the few LGBT people who have dared to come out in Mongolia, where some 80 per cent of the community remain in the closet, according to a UN survey
  • Batsukh wants to dispel the image that transgender women can only be sex workers or strippers living on the fringes of society, instead becoming a celebrity in her home country
Topic |   LGBTQ

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Solongo Batsukh at a salon in Ulan Bator. Photo: AFP
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