Nigerian model becomes the first trans contestant in a beauty pageant

Transgender Nigerian woman Veso Golden Oke, age 25, is competing in a beauty pageant in Ghana alongside other women. From the African Human Rights Media Network By Mike Daemon In Africa, trans people are subjected to frequent abuse and discrimination on the basis of their gender identity. Yet Oke, a model who lives openly as a trans woman in Ghana, has been allowed by the organizers to compete in the 2019 edition of the Miss Europe Continental, occurring this month in Ghana. She is now officially recognized as the first…

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