Overweight Man Targets Canadian Beauty Pageant for Not Allowing Him Entry into Contest

A man living as a woman who still has male genitalia has filled a human rights complaint against a Canadian beauty pageant for refusing to let him compete, citing in the allegation that the decision caused him “injury to dignity and feelings.” . . .

The Post Millennial reported on Jessica Yaniv’s lawsuit, calling her in its report as a “self-proclaimed lesbian warrior princess and tech blogger” who had signed up to compete in the pageant’s 28 and older division:

Yaniv, who is transgender with male genitals, was initially accepted into the contest, having not mentioned that she was transgender with male genitals on her application. This would go against the pageant’s policy, who only allow biological females, or those who had “fully transitioned” and no longer had male genitals to compete in the pageant. This policy was noted in all paperwork and on the website. . .

When Yaniv was told of the pageant’s policy, she filed a human rights complaint against Canada Galaxy Pageants, claiming that she had been discriminated against because of her gender identity, which would be in violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The center reported that Yaniv is seeking $10,000 in damages and “requests that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario rule that an organization cannot refuse a service to someone just because that person has male genitalia.”

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