Making History: Talleen Abu Hannah is the First Transgender Woman to Compete in the National Miss Israel Beauty Pageant

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You may know her from “Big Brother” and from gossip columns, but now Talleen Abu Hanna (23) adds another record to her resume: a contestant for Miss Israel 2018, held by the top women’s weekly magazine L’Isha, and whose winner is sent to represent Israel in the Miss Universe contest. “I’m excited at levels I […]

Talleen Abu Hanna: Let Me Tell You About Pinkwashing – I’m Not Here to ‘Wash’ Anything

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, recently completed a 10-day speaking tour of the United States. While in Chicago, she spoke with Matt Simonette of the Windy City Times about her life and title. Talleen Abu Hanna said that she was inspired to compete to be Miss Trans Israel by a love for being […]

Transgender Christian-Arab Model Talleen Abu Hanna at Northwestern University

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, is currently in the United States for a 10-day speaking tour. Yesterday, she shared her remarkable story with students at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. This event, organized by Wildcats for Israel and A Wider Bridge, was a chance to meet Talleen and ask questions about LGBTQ life […]

Elian Nesiel is Israel’s 2017 Transgender Beauty Queen

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Elian Nesiel from Bat Yam was chosen as 2017 Miss Trans Israel, and will represent Israel in the international Miss Trans Star competition in Barcelona later this year. Nesiel, 20, was chosen as part of the screenings and auditions by association “Beyachad” for the advancement of the trans status in Israel. “I am delighted with […]