Transgender Sues Female Beauty Pageant for Not Allowing Biological Male Contestants
The United States of America Pageants hit with lawsuit over gender policy
A transgender beauty queen hopeful is suing The United States of America Pageants for not allowing biological male contestants to compete against females in their events.
Born-male Anita Green, who "identifies" as a transgender woman, filed the lawsuit after being rejected as a contender in the Miss Oregon pageant due to their gender policy.
Green, who is also a member of the executive board of the Missoula County Democrats, is suing the organization for discrimination.
According to a report from Willamette Week, Green is attempting to force the pageant to change its rules and seeks “unspecified monetary damages.”
“This is about giving minorities a voice,” Green claims.
“I believe I’m beautiful, and I want to set an example for all women — cisgender and transgender — that beauty doesn’t have to fit into specific molds,” Green declared, according to the outlet.
The pageant’s website, however, specifically details in its rules that only “natural born female” contestants are permitted.
Contestants who have posed nude in film or print or have given birth are also barred from competing, per the spelled out “eligibility requirements“:
1. Is between 13–17 years of age.
2. Is a U.S. citizen or has been granted Permanent Residency by the United States.
3. Is a resident, works, or goes to school in the state they are competing.
4. Is a natural born female.
5. Has never posed nude in film or print media.
6. Is single, not married, has never been married & has never given birth.
Moreover, when Green informed the pageant that his sex is male, a director offered to find a pageant that allows trans folks in which Green could compete.
That’s when Green threatened legal action.
Here’s the interaction via Facebook message, according to Willamette Week:
[United States of America Pageants and its Miss Oregon director, Tanice] Smith sent a link with the pageant rules, and after reading them, Green responded, “You know I’m transgender, right?”
“I did not,” Smith wrote back. “Our rules and regulations allow same-sex marriage, however this is a natural pageant.”
Smith then offered to help Green find another pageant. Green asked if Smith would “be willing to change the rules to allow transgender women to compete.”
“Again,” Smith wrote, “we would be happy to help you find a pageant that you qualify for, however at this time we do not anticipate the rules changing.”
“Well,” Green responded, “I’ll talk to my attorney about this then because discrimination is unacceptable. This is clearly discrimination.”
“I am sorry that you feel that way,” Smith replied and ended the conversation. Smith declined WW’s request for comment on the exchange.
The pageant returned Green’s $195 entry fee, following the interaction.
“I felt as though I was being invalidated,” Green claims.
“I felt as though the organization was saying I am not a woman and I’m not woman enough.”
If Green were to win the suit, it could change the landscape of beauty pageants across the country, argues Willamette Week: “If she wins, it could establish a legal precedent for Oregon and 20 other states with similar nondiscrimination laws, requiring pageant organizers to allow transgender people to compete.”
In other words, you can kiss all-female pageants goodbye.
This isn't the only case where transgenders have demanded inclusion in "cisgender" (a person who "identifies" with the same gender they were born with) activities recently, however.
In September, trans activists began lobbying against the dating world over complaints about being rejected by straight potential partners.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, transgender people are being sexually rejected by almost all straight people and most gays and lesbians, according to a recent study.
The survey, conducted by pro-trans advocates, found that roughly 97 percent of heterosexuals are not sexually attracted to transgenders.
In response to the study, a group of transgender activists is demanding that the government intervenes due to the difficulty people are having finding a partner after switching gender.
Activists argue that "trans individuals" should not be "treated differently" from "cisgender" people by heterosexuals.
They blame the lack of sexual interest on the idea of "compulsory heterosexuality" and are now demanding the government takes action to "include" transgenders in straight dating.
“Why should the resultance to date trans individuals be treated differently than the coercive and regulating effects of compulsory heterosexuality?” says the 2019 study, titled “Transgender Exclusion from the World of Dating.”