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Transphobic Slurs

In a Word: 'Tranny'

Alexandra Billings | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Billings

I would like to propose that when we see each other, when we greet each other, when we congratulate or debate each other, we do it all with great kindness; that no matter what we believe to be true or not true about words and the meanings behind them, we refuse to use any form of language that might be even remotely jarring to someone's spirit.

What Jenny McCarthy Needs to Learn From Jonah Hill: How to Say, 'I F'd Up'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Hill's apology was genuine, coming from someone who knew he'd let down his friends, his fans, and himself, and who was ashamed. It came from someone who had thought deeply about what he'd said and what the ramifications were and realized that he couldn't just delete it out of his life.

The Truth About Anti-Trans* Slurs

Stephanie Mott | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

We must find a way to understand the damage we do. We can't continue to throw around words that we don't find personally offensive and wash our hands of the harm they cause to someone else. If we do anything less than put an end to the use of anti-trans* slurs, then we are just bullies.

RuPaul's Drag Race and the Danger of Overpolicing Language

Our Lady J | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Our Lady J

Drag is punk and should never be subjected to politically correct ideals. The moment it stops provoking is the moment it fails as an art form. Trans people are forever indebted to drag for the mainstream explosion of gender as we see it today.

'American Horror Story' Star Causes Outrage By Repeatedly Using Anti-Trans Slur [UPDATED]

Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Actress Gabourey Sidibe repeatedly used a transphobic slur when she recently visited "The Arsenio Hall Show" to discuss living in New Orleans. The ...

CBS Program Mike and Molly Says 'F*ck You' to the LGBT Community

Sue Kerr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I was stunned into silence the other night when we tuned in to the second episode of the season. In the first 15 minutes I counted a lesbian-prison-rape joke, a straight-men-perceived-as-gay joke, a Carl-kissed-a-trans-woman-ha-ha-ha joke, and a joke about said trans woman's genitals.