Angela Ponce: Breaking The Glass Ceiling With Her Presence In Miss Universe

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From the moment that Angela Ponce, Miss Spain 2018, rumors have spread like wildfire. After all, she made history as the very first transgender female to compete in Miss Universe.

It wasn’t a walk in the park for Angela. For other people, her inclusion in the Miss Universe competition is a taint for what the pageant stands for. And it also marks a new era of shifting from “what was” to the “what is” of LGBT inclusivity.

And speaking of LGBT inclusivity, it was just unfortunate that Angela, representing not just her country but our community, got even more backlash from the community which should’ve have given her support–or just kept silent when they have nothing to say other than transphobic remarks. Talk about irony.

But today, Angela proved that her inclusion breaks a glass ceiling not just for her but for the community. The tribute of this year’s Miss Universe to her validated of what acceptance really is. That there is a fine line between acceptance and tolerance. We should have the former. Not the latter.

 

 

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Joemar is the Blogger-In-Chief of BaklaPoAko.Com. He is currently a graduate student in University of the Philippines Open University. He also studied at Maquillage Professionnel School of Makeup Artistry and School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA). He is a bold advocate of education, environment and LGBT issues. An earner, dreamer and a lover. Before he was once a dream-sprouting seed. Now he's a tree in his renaissance and will always be evergreen. Hear him speak with his intelligent guide for gay news of the Philippines and worldwide, Bakla Po Ako. Confirmed!. Follow him on Twitter @belleza_joemar. Gay it forward!