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Gretchen Peters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Should the LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' and 'Tranny'? No, They Hurt People

Mara Keisling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mara Keisling

Words like "tranny," "faggot," "dyke," "illegal," "retard," and "lame" are often used to stereotype and marginalize people. Some people who are the targets feel that they are hateful, cruel words. That's enough for me.