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Miss Universe Nominee Fights to Remove Transsexualism from Mental Disorder List

Canadian beauty Jenna Talackova knows firsthand the affects of prejudice toward transgender people. Most will recall her triumphant battle with the Miss Universe committee earlier this year, eventually being allowed to compete in the international beauty competition, after much debate about her eligibility given her status as a transgender woman.\n

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24th October 2012 19:31

Alessia Valenza

Now Talackova is tackling larger issues in this vein by asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to remove transsexualism from its list of mental disorders. Her petition, at Change.org, has gained over 40,000 signatures thus far, and joins an international initiative backed by celebrities including Vladimir Luxuria and Maxwell Zachs.

Sign the petition at www.change.org/notsick, and after the jump check out the international video in support of the campaign