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Trans Rights Advocate, Mexican Miss Universe Ends the Reign of the Bigoted Bimbo Beauty Queens

Reigning Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete from Guadalajara, Mexico, makes Carrie Prejean seem like… Carrie Prejean. Ximena recently visited Guatemala to meet with transgender women who had faced discrimination in the work place and public facilites.

According to GLAAD, Ximena believes that all women should have legal protections and equal access to jobs and health care. And her trip was sponsored by PASMO, a non-profit that works to educate about safe sex and STD prevention.

This isn’t the only pin on Ximena’s sash when it comes to her support of the LGBT community, following in the high heels of ally Miss New York Claire Buffie whose pageant platform was gay rights.

Last year, shortly after being crowned Miss Universe, Ximena gave an interview to a Mexican radio station where she opened up about marriage equality, and she was not one to lag behind the gay equality movement happening in her home country’s capital. Blabbeando translated her comments:

The truth is that I am absolutely against discrimination and, well, what can I say. I have many friends who are homosexual and I adore them. And they are equal folk: There is no reason we should want to set them aside, there is no reason why we shouldn’t let them enjoy what they want to enjoy with their partner.

Pretty and progressive? Can this girl just be our Miss Universe for life?

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  • VictorG

    What a great thing to say and do, muchas gracias, Nuestra Reina del Universo!
    Ximena Navarette is a true champion!!

  • Navi


  • Sebastian

    Beauty with a brain! WOW! an amazing young woman! Take that Carrie Prejean!

  • pete N SFO

    Well,… not exactly.

    Lest we forget, Ms. Leanza Cornett, Miss America, 1993 (married to Mark Steines of ET fame) with a platform of AIDS Education.

    Different contest, for sure… but just sayin’

  • pedruus

    i’m so proud of her, and I hope she keeps on working in those issues, finally someone doing more than just looking good,

    here in mexico we’re having a battle for civil rights and we’re doing good, and she is an example of this fucking revolution.

  • the crustybastard

    Right on, Miss Navarrete!

    Alas, Miss Mexico further underlines the fact that gay rights in the United States now lags behind Mexico.

    Our “good friends” in the Democratic party have, for decades, been standing around, thumbs planted firmly in asses, utterly convinced of the wisdom of their “go slow” approach that we’re now more like Cuba than Canada. Hurrah.

    And their plan for remedying all the discriminatory legislation they played a role in enacting over the last several decades?

    Yep, there’s no plan.

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