Transgender model compares the struggle for equal rights faced by LGBT community to the plight of refugees

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Methinks the model doesn’t read much of the news.
Andreja Pejić is an Australian model and a transgender woman. Until 2014, Andreja was billed as an androgynous male model, self-described as living “in between genders”. Andreja is now a “woman” having undergone sex reassignment surgery in 2014.
The Daily Mail reports that Andreja Pejić has said that there is still much more work to be done in the fight for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The struggle is real...

The struggle is real…

Speaking with i-D magazine recently, the 24-year-old Australian model compared her struggle and that of others to the ‘fight for refugees’. ‘I don’t believe that the fight for trans rights or African American rights is different from the fight against war, or the fight for refugees,’ she says.
Andreja was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the time of the Bosnian War. She fled with her mother and brother to Serbia where they settled in a refugee camp near Belgrade and eventually moving to Melbourne in 2000.
Andreja says that she hopes that the future will see the public to reject old prejudices and ‘realizing that I’m not an alien’.
In February last year, Andreja made her triumphant debut on the catwalk as a woman following a year spent undergoing a series of gender reassignment procedures.
Speaking to Vogue about her decision to transition, Andreja revealed that she had previously been advised not to undergo the surgery because it would transform her from an interesting enigma into just another pretty girl. ‘There was definitely a lot of, “Oh, you’re going to lose what’s special about you. You’re not going to be interesting anymore. There are loads of pretty girls out there”,’ she explained. ‘It is about showing that this is not just a gimmick,’ she said of being transgender.

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0 responses to “Transgender model compares the struggle for equal rights faced by LGBT community to the plight of refugees

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  2. There is such sadness that this person is living with unresolved mental issues. It is interesting to note that so many people coming from so many various points of view all feel that their cause is extraordinary and their fight is as hard as American blacks getting full rights in this country. Is there not in each of our lives something that we also could bring up as being akin to the fight for freedom, the fight for equality? I certainly can think of many. God Bless this poor soul, I hope that peace will become attainable.

  3. Okay,now-is this a she trying to be a he or a he trying to be a she? It’d sure be a lot easier if we just stuck to going by their Genetic design. (Or maybe we could “Color Code” em….)

    • Yeppers, I wish it were that easy! It has never ceased to amaze me walking along a busy street, to see someone from behind and think that’s going to be one fine looking woman, and then, when I pull ahead and turn around, it turns out to be a young man!

  4. More “stones” (figuratively speaking) than Bruce Jenner…

  5. Victimhood! The new industry!
    50 years ago, if someone were to tell us that in 2016, just about everyone and every group will clamor to be the victim du jour, we would laugh with disbelief.

  6. How did becoming a VICTIM become so popular? Never mind-I know,at least a prominent part of the answer,and it starts with a D.

  7. I cannot, for the life of me, understand why this LGBT/transgender would want to compare himself to the refugees who would, given the chance, throw him off a roof or down a well in a heartbeat. But that’s political correctness for you: It is just as mentally disordered as their sexual (dis)orientation.

  8. delusional….on every level.
    I pray he finds Jesus…soon.

  9. Kevin J Lankford

    Though most of us may concede every one has the right to be as stupid as they wish, or express their stupidity most any way they wish; respect and/or acceptance are just not required.


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