Commonwealth Policy Center

The new Miss Netherlands was crowned this month, but the winner wasn’t a woman. This year’s champion made history as the nation’s first transgender nominee for Miss Universe. Interestingly, this isn’t the first nation to nominate a transgender contestant. That was Spain in 2018. The representative of the Netherlands revealed his motivations: “I want to be a voice and role model for all young women and queer people. I know better than anyone else what it’s like to feel alone and not be surrounded by only positive thoughts.” Such thoughts, no matter how strongly felt, cannot change the biological reality of one’s born sex. Nor can such radical self-expression lead to the kind of fulfillment only a relationship with our Creator can provide.