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 […]

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 […]

Ireland Film Company Co-Producing Mexican Israeli Transgender Documentary

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In true international fashion, Ireland’s Marcie Films has signed on to support Mexican director Trisha Ziff’s upcoming documentary centering on the unusual friendship between two Israeli trans women: Talleen Abu Hanna (Miss Trans Israel 2016) and Israela Stephanie Lev. Ziff’s new documentary, “Israela & Talleen,” features the unexpected friendship of two trans women from disparate backgrounds and […]

It’s Time for a Pride Parade in Nazareth

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LGBTQ people in the Arab sector are exposed to manifestations of violence, humiliation, ostracism, threats, and isolation. A pride parade in Nazareth can be a significant step in alleviating the distress from which Arab LGBT people suffer. Attorney Eran Rosenzweig believes that a parade that will create dialogue rather than antagonism, can remove the curtain […]

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 […]

Transgender Christian-Arab Model Talleen Abu Hanna: “I’m Lucky To Be An Israeli”

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Star Israel 2016 who embarked on an international successful modeling career, was invited to Washington DC, to speak at the second annual Pride reception held by the Israeli embassy. Read her words here. Talleen Abu Hanna with Ambassador Ron Dermer Thank you. I’m truly excited and honored to be here. […]