Ms. TRANSQUEEN INDIA 2017
First ever beauty peagent for transgender women, WHERE BEAUTY IS EQUALITY
Created and conceptualised by Event Management Company: Suhani Dream Catchers;
This one-of-kind beauty pageant started with its first audition of Ms. TransQueen India 2017 in Delhi on 2nd April. The idea behind this event was not only to give platform to transgender women for showcasing their talent and beauty but also to create larger advocacy around trans-issues and appreciate and recognise the support of the people.INDIA HIV /AIDS ALLIANCE has also been tremendous with their support.
Transgender beauty pageants have been a very common phenomenon international. And have been recognised widely by the community. But it is here that we need to bring them out of the closet.
It all began when Reena Rai (Founder & Chairman) along with her close friend Sushant Divgikar happened to attend a transgender event called hijra habba. It was there that the enormous amount of talent and beauty that these people possess stuck her. And she decided to extend her support to the cause.We are fortunate enough to have onboard Ms. Abheena Aher-leading transactivist for almost 2 decades, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Transgender Network.
Covering 10 states and involving more than 1,500 transwomen across India, Ms. TransQueen India will also have international participants who will grace this occasion and make it a globally acclaimed event. The Main draw for this event is that the winner represents India in the most prestigious award for the community: Miss International TransQueen at Thailand.
The Audition in Delhi lifted the spirits of suhani DreamCatchers. Beautiful transgender women turned up in good numbers and appreciated them whole heartedly for taking up this cause. For participants, this beauty pageant is more about their true worth and dignity as human beings. They motivated the team with their ambitious attitude towards life and amazing positivity.
We also had a huge success in our Manipur auditions, now much awaited Mumbai auditions are around the corner anon 19thmay at Shariq hall in andheri we hope to get many celebrities (who believe in this cause) on board with us soon. We also soon be opening online auditions to reach mass nationaly.
Team suhani Dream catchers: Reena Rai (Founder & Chairman), and Manoj Rai (Managing Direcector) respectfully request your solidarity in their vision and mission to eradicate inequality and give Trans community a normal life.