Angela Ponce, who is Miss Spain, made history as she took part in the beauty pageant in Bangkok, Thailand this weekend. She may have missed out on the crown, but the beauty queen said that she couldn't have cared less. After failing to make the top 20, she said: "I don't need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here. This year's Miss Universe title ended up going to Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray, who was said to have been an early favourite.
CNN Martina Navratilova may have apologized for using the term "cheating" when describing transgender athletes but the issue received further attention over the weekend with former UK Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies saying trans women had unfair physical advantages. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Navratilova is one of the most successful tennis players of all time. In a lengthy blog post Sunday, former tennis star Navratilova said she had "stumbled into a hornets nest" and been labeled as transphobic after speaking about the subject in recent months. While she said she was sorry for "suggesting that transgender athletes in general are cheats" she also added that there was no "perfect solution" to this issue and that if "everyone were included, women's sports as we know them would cease to exist. Follow cnnsport.
For Jazz, that dream became a reality. This past June, she underwent her gender confirmation surgery -- a procedure that, in her case, essentially re-fashioned male genitalia into a female equivalent. It was. This is a moment that I had always envisioned and just experiencing it was so surreal. I was like I can't believe this is happening," Jazz said.
See her Instagram post in April about this very topic. Pose , currently shooting its second season, features more transgender actors, including Indya, than any scripted television series in history. The characters of Pose come from an era when being trans, and especially being black and brown while trans, was treated as a shameful secret. They were able to realize their identities only in safe spaces like the ballroom scene or the peep shows of Times Square, or in furtive affairs behind closed doors. Indya, though, represents something new: a trans woman who grew up as a native of social media and is unapologetic in claiming her identity in public.