Tanya Maung

Good news for the transgender world, Myanmar, and Tanya Maung. This year, a contestant from Myanmar (formerly Burma) has entered the "Miss International Queen"  pageant for the first time.

"Five years ago I would not have dared to enter," said Tanya Maung, 28, who is studying at Bangkok’s Ramkhamhaeng University. "But now Myanmar has democracy, so I feel free to contest."

Personally, I have viewed the pageant as more of a glorified show girl presentation, not one that speaks to the world of new found transgender freedoms.

 I love it when I'm wrong-this time!


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