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Nicaragua enthrones Miss Gay 2012

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  1. Damn, I read the title and thought it was a lesbian pageant :(

    1. By lesbian I mean non-trans lesbians, I’d like to see a pageant with women like that :D

  2. Sounds…like progress, I guess. Calling a transgender pageant “gay” runs into semantic issues though. At first I wondered if it might have been a cynical parody of gay people as being presumably gender bent.

    1. It’s not transgender, it’s transvestite, as in drag and cross dressing, not hormones and gender therapy.

      1. Good point. I must admit that while I endeavour sensitivity, I do not fully understand the various issues.

  3. GingerlyColors 1 May 2012, 6:46am

    Progress indeed for a country that criminalized homosexuality in the early 1990’s before reversing that decision in 2008. Belize and Guyana take note.

  4. Hmm. Surely a ‘Miss Gay’ competition should be for gay women?

    On the one hand it may signal a new approach to diversity, but on the other hand it reinforces tired stereotypes and keeps the concept of ‘gay’ firmly back in the 1950s.

  5. Suddenly Last Bummer 1 May 2012, 10:44am

    Without dropping a clanger like Germaine Greer many transvestites have a stereotypical view of what a woman should look like and its usually of the Joan Collins/Stephanie Beecham/Dynasty variety.

    1. Hodge Podge 1 May 2012, 5:15pm

      Presumably they’re just the ones you notice?

  6. Hodge Podge 1 May 2012, 5:28pm


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