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India Crowns Its First Transgender Super Queen

Congratulations to India’s Bobby from Manipur, crowned Super Queen over the weekend in the country’s first transgender beauty pageant, organized by trans activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi. Bobby took home a prize worth about $17,000, beating out 17 competitors, and says, “Since my childhood I used to think of participating in beauty pageants meant for us. When I came to know about this contest, I participated. I had done no preparation for this; what all I knew, I just focused on that throughout the whole contest. I have not gone through any specific training for this.” Well done, ladies.

On:           Feb 24, 2010
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    • Uki

      Great job queerty, for giving a huge bias on your news from this pageant in India, and the one some time ago from Indonesia.

      You call this pageant great, while you call the pageant from Indonesia: “a little bit of exploiting them”

      Queerty now is OUT of my RSS feed. For being discriminative.

      Feb 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delurker

      @Uki: Don’t take it personally, Uki. Queerty and consistency are like oil and water, or Maggie Gallagher and Randy Blue. You get the point.

      Feb 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo

      Don’t get mad, Uki, Queerty is just always looking for angles to incite discussion. It’s mindless.

      Feb 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • killerwhalesKILL!!!

      @ Uki

      Pageants are exploitative, duh, and they’re also events one can indifferently reflect upon. The phrases “Congratulations” and “well done ladies” are hardly dramatic endorsements.

      In India, Like Iran, they like their gay men dolled up. That’s the bigger problem. Please consider the third dimension when criticizing something? :):):) :/

      Feb 25, 2010 at 3:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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