Richard Ginika Izuora
Nigeria is set to hold a first-of-its-kind pageant ‘Miss Trans Global Nigeria‘, a franchise of Miss Trans Global.
Miss Trans Global is an international digital pageant for trans & gender nonconforming people from all backgrounds created by transgender beauty queens and activists to raise awareness about the plight of transgender people around the world.
The event promoters hope that Miss Trans Global Nigeria will create visibility for the trans community in Nigeria.
Miss Trans Global was conceived from past ideas and current life in isolation, 2020. Organisers say they decided to create a virtual pageant giving transgender women from across the globe a platform to “showcase their abundant talent, creativity, and wits.
“We hope to use this opportunity to raise awareness for transgender women suffering worldwide who are struggling to survive at these difficult times of COVID-19 due to family rejections, homelessness, lack of jobs, and earning opportunities.”
The winner of the Miss Trans Global pageant will be the spokesperson of the organisation; and work digitally to influence positive changes in our community internationally.
They will work closely with activist organisations such as TransValid; TransBeauty Magazine; and many more to raise money; educate; and inspire transgender people globally.
A spokesperson for the Nigerian franchise said that Miss Trans Global Nigeria is for trans women of all body types; and that the overall aim is to create visibility for the trans community in Nigeria.
While registration remains open, a number of contestants have already been chosen to represent their region in the competition at which the country’s winner will be selected. The reigning champion will then compete with other national champions in Miss Trans Global.