Biological Male Runs Away From Home at 21, Ends up Miss San Francisco and Maybe Miss California

Who will be crowned the next Miss California? Possibly a participant who was born a budding mister.

Monroe Lace will stalk the stage during next month’s competition, and if Lace locks it in, history-heralding headlines will ensue: The 25-year-old preener is a prostate-possessing person.


Victory will punctuate quite a trek for the transgender aspirant; Monroe recently recalled a rough time to CBS News. As a drinking-age adult, the future fabulous female transitioned to a runaway:

It wasn’t that long ago that Monroe wasn’t sure if her own story would have a happy ending.

“Four years ago, I ran away from home. In the middle of the night, I packed everything in a single suitcase. Because I’d rather be loved and homeless than in a home that didn’t love me,” she said.

Monroe has lived in a single-room-occupancy hotel…for the past four years. That’s the longest of any tenant currently in the building. She’s seen the ugliest sides of [San Francisco] first-hand.

But gorgeousness has been glimpsed as well, amid participation in March’s Miss San Francisco contest. Lace put one leg in front of the other and hip-swiveled before an adoring crowd. That ballsy move paid off — the beauty bagged the title.

Monroe is the first transgender woman in the Miss San Francisco pageant’s 99-year history.


As part of official Miss San Fran duties, per CBS, Monroe “visits a different elementary school in the city almost every day.”

The erstwhile-manly monarch may be making modern-woman waves on the West Coast, but beauty pageants have already seen their share of cutting-edge chromosomes. Contemporarily, “Y” stands for “Yes, you may enter.” In a bevy of ways, biological males have made great strides in accessing formerly female spaces:


Biological Male Identifying as Woman Wins Miss Nevada

Miss America Organization Crowns Its First Biologically Male Queen

University Makes History, Welcomes the First Biologically Male Sorority Girl

Man Who Says Women Don’t Exist Wins ‘Woman of the Year’

New Victoria’s Secret Underwear Angel is Transgendered

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features Its First Transgender Model, Who ‘Embodies the Well-Rounded Woman’

29-Year-Old Biological Male Bests 13-Year-Old Girl in Women’s Skateboarding Tournament

Report: Naked 80-Year-Old Protests a Biological Male in Her YMCA Shower, Gets Banned for Bigotry

Despite Monroe’s restorative status as Miss San Francisco, the beauty queen remains mangled by meanness:

“I’ve gotten death threats. I’ve gotten mean comments about my appearance or the way that I look.”


“Even though there are hateful comments…I also know…there is a trans kid out there or a victim out there who is reading that story as well.”

Monroe is indeed an inspiration. Speaking of stories, CBS reports on the queen reading a book to children at Tenderloin Community School. The work’s title: Sparkle Boy. One fourth grader was especially touched by the twinkle:

[I]n the eyes [of] 4th grader Camila Soberanis, [Monroe has] already won (Miss California).

“It was beautiful, ’cause I didn’t care if she was a boy or a girl. It was just like…normal,” said Soberanis.


Camila is correct — all the above is America’s new normal.

Will Monroe mop the floor with the other Miss California contestants? We’ll all find out July 1st.



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