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Miss Maryland USA, an Asian American trans military wife, speaks out against hate

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/miss-maryland-usa-an-asian-american-trans-military-wife-speaks-out-against-hate/ar-BB1nYm9v?ocid=windirect&cvid=23bc9f296a32444cafa6e028c7f38d8b&ei=17

Story by Sakshi Venkatraman (10 June 2024)

Newly crowned Miss Maryland USA, a Cambodian American trans woman and a military wife, is speaking out against transphobic hate comments she received after winning her title.

Bailey Anne Kennedy, 31, who immigrated from Cambodia when she was 11, said she was inspired to compete in beauty pageants after last year Miss USA lifted restrictions on contestants who are married and over the age 28. She won the state's title last week and celebrated the win Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Pride Parade.

"Sometimes the underdog does win in the end," Kennedy said in an Instagram post following her victory.

Some on social media criticized Kennedy and the Miss USA organization, making transphobic remarks about her inclusion and saying she didn't deserve to win over the pageant's cisgender women. She addressed the comments in another Instagram post.

"Not everyone has to agree with the spaces that you occupy, and it doesn't mean that you aren't worthy of these opportunities," she wrote. "The work that I will do for the remainder of my life is to make sure that children who feel like me will never have to worry about the consequences of being who they are by simply being myself and being a positive contribution to society."
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Quote from: Jessica_Rose on June 10, 2024, 05:07:47 PM"Not everyone has to agree with the spaces that you occupy, and it doesn't mean that you aren't worthy of these opportunities," she wrote. "The work that I will do for the remainder of my life is to make sure that children who feel like me will never have to worry about the consequences of being who they are by simply being myself and being a positive contribution to society."

I love how she explains this!!!

Thank you for posting this Jessica, it made my morning!
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That's awesome! Love to hear about positive stories first thing in the morning.
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Story by Sakshi Venkatraman (10 June 2024)

Newly crowned Miss Maryland USA, a Cambodian American trans woman and a military wife, is speaking out against transphobic hate comments she received after winning her title.

Bailey Anne Kennedy, 31, who immigrated from Cambodia when she was 11, said she was inspired to compete in beauty pageants after last year Miss USA lifted restrictions on contestants who are married and over the age 28. She won the state's title last week and celebrated the win Saturday at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Pride Parade.

"Sometimes the underdog does win in the end," Kennedy said in an Instagram post following her victory.

Some on social media criticized Kennedy and the Miss USA organization, making transphobic remarks about her inclusion and saying she didn't deserve to win over the pageant's cisgender women. She addressed the comments in another Instagram post.

"Not everyone has to agree with the spaces that you occupy, and it doesn't mean that you aren't worthy of these opportunities," she wrote. "The work that I will do for the remainder of my life is to make sure that children who feel like me will never have to worry about the consequences of being who they are by simply being myself and being a positive contribution to society."
She is stunning and brave. Congratulations for her winning!
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