Crowned as the Miss Transgender UK 2017, Bea Wood was banned from competing at Miss Inspiration beauty pageant because she was born as a male. Ben was born as a boy however he came out as a woman four years ago. Criticizing the organization, Ben stated that “The director said that it was in their terms and conditions that I must be a natural-born female. Never did it once cross my mind they would prevent me from competing because I was born different to how I identify now.”
The 28 year old runs a local support service for the LGBT community. Bea Wood also added that she was barely surviving, not living, confused and trapped before coming out as a transgender. She lost several of her family members and friends when she came out as a woman.
According to Miss Wood, the ban violates equality laws like the 2004 Gender Recognition Act. “I want to provide a service to show people how I came out and be a shoulder to cry upon. I want to fill in the gaps and help as many people as possible, meanwhile educate the families of LGBT people” she said.
Bea Wood had realized her true identity deep down despite being brought up as a boy.Rajasthan Tourism App - Welcomes to the lend of Sun, Send and adventures