Miss Universe contestant petitions World Health Organization to remove transsexualism as a mental disorder

Many of you will remember Jenna Talackova, the Canadian Miss Universe nominee who had to fight for her right to compete at last year’s pageant because she’s transgendered (she won the appeal and finished in the top 12). Now, Talackova is asking the World Health Organization to remove transsexualism from their list of mental disorders. And her campaign appears to be getting attention — the petition has nearly 45,000 signatures thus far.

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