Jenna Talackova, Transgender Beauty Queen, Fights World Health Organization
Jenna Talackova, the transgender beauty queen famous for fighting for her right to compete in Miss Universe Canada, has picked a new battle with the World Health Organization and its classification of transsexualism as a mental illness.
In an online petition titled “World Health Organization: Trans people aren’t sick!” Tackalova aims to collect 35,000 names to put pressure on the WHO to change its transsexualism classification.
“This is such an important issue,” Talackova posted on Facebook. “Please join me in signing this petition, and encouraging others to as well.”
The World Health Organization considers transsexualism a gender identity disorder, a subset class of general adult mental and behavioural disorders.
According to its manual of “International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems”: