Miss Transgender crowned in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Transgender people and gay activists from across Indonesia have defied a wave of hatred against sexual minorities to crown a Miss Transgender at a national pageant held in absolute secrecy. A handful of journalists were notified just a few hours in advance, to thwart attempts by Islamic hard-liners to shut down the pageant. A 28-year-old from Jakarta bested more than 30 other contestants.
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