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Tranny Offensive

Words

Gretchen Peters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Gretchen Peters

I was startled by an acquaintance's recent use of the word "tranny." This was not a close friend, not someone who knew my son's story. It was a misguided attempt at humor, not a hateful rant. And yet. I longed to find some way to tell her how painful this word is to so many people.