3rd April 2012
Transgender contestant may be allowed to return to Miss Universe Canada 96
12:50 PM — A woman who was ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she is transgender has been allowed back into the competition if she can prove she meets the requirements for gender recognition by Canadian authorities.
25th March 2012
Miss Universe Canada rejects transgender contestant 136
1:16 PM — A beauty pageant owned by Donald Trump has booted a contestant out of the competition because she was born male.
7th January 2011
Miss America contestant runs on gay rights ticket 7
10:44 AM — A Miss America contestant is competing for the crown on a gay rights platform. Claire Buffie, 24, who is currently Miss New York, is straight but has a lesbian sister.