The Second Ever Miss Trans Belleza Mexico Happened This Weekend Offering The Trans Community More Visibility
The trans community is one of the most vulnerable in society. Hate and bigotry lead to senseless and violent deaths of trans women around the world and Mexico is one of the worst countries when it comes to protecting trans people. That is why pageants like Miss Trans Belleza Mexico is so important in promoting acceptance of the trans community. Miss Trans Belleza Mexico 2019 has been crowned and everyone is so excited to see her own that crown.
The new Miss Trans Belleza Mexico has been crowned and she deserves that crown.
It is the second year that the pageant took place and it all went down in Mexico City. Women representing 21 states in Mexico competed in a four-hour competition where questions touched on climate change and human rights, according to the Associated Press.
Ivanna Cázares, Miss Colima, won the contest and was crowned Miss Trans Belleza Mexico 2019.
The pageant was created to give trans women in Mexico more visibility as the community fights for basic rights and acceptance.
According to the Transgender Law Center, 261 trans women were murdered in Mexico between 2008 and 2013. A high number of transphobic attacks on trans women happen in Mexico City, which has laws meant to protect the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination and physical attacks.
The women, representing several states throughout Mexico, dazzled the crowd.
Like all beauty pageants, there were amazing outfits. The women were judged on swimsuit, evening wear, and traditional regional wear. According to the Associated Press, there was a brief protest from one of the contestants but the competition continued with Miss Colima being crowned the winner.
Flypy Morales is the woman who created the pageant.
Morales is an activist and president of the organization called Por un Veracruz Sin Discriminación. She has addressed state leaders about their disinterest in promoting and helping with cultural events that happen in the state. Her voice within the trans community has been pivotal in fighting against government discrimination.
The beauty pageant is more than a competition. It is giving these women a sisterhood.
Congratulations to all of the contestants for their bravery in being who they are and living their truth. The world would be better with more people like you.