Thai deaf beauty pageant highlights hardships for disabled during pandemic | AFP

Despite social distancing measures in place, 43 contestants – women, men and trans people – take part in the preliminaries of a beauty pageant for the deaf in Thailand. The contest which is the first since the lockdown, will designate Miss Deaf, Mister Deaf and Miss Queen Deaf, while highlighting the difficulties disabled people continue to face during the pandemic.

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