While transgender soldiers are currently suing President Trump over the administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, it appears the president’s appointment to office has given one transgender individual the fuel to fight for greater acceptance in society.
Beauty pageant hopeful Anita Green will become the first transgender person to ever compete in Miss Montana USA on Saturday – an accolade she’s fought for as part of her mission to re-educate society on what it means to be a beauty queen.
‘I can definitely tell you that when Trump was elected into office, I knew that I needed to step up and do this,’ the 26-year-old told Mic.
‘I was so nervous about this but I knew that I needed to compete. I wanted to be a positive role model in the community and instill a sense of hope within the trans community and give them some positive news,’ she added.
Green’s role in the competition follows years of discrimination against the transgender community in beauty pageants, which has notoriously been excluded from taking part.