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Our Lady J
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Our Lady J is a singer/songwriter known for her visionary gospel stylings and powerhouse piano skills. Last fall she released her first studio album, Picture of a Man, to critical acclaim, and since then has been delivering her new testament of post-religious gospel music to sold-out crowds all over the world. OUT Magazine has named Our Lady J one of their "OUT 100," and The Huffington Post honored her on their list of transgender icons.

Our Lady J is also a much-sought-after pianist in the music industry, with collaborations including Sia Furler, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, Antony, Scissor Sisters, Justin Tranter, and countless Broadway stars, including Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Arden, and Andy Mientus. She has performed in the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Hollywood Palladium, Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center, and the legendary CBGB. As a classical pianist, she has worked with American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Los Angeles Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Her website is ourladyj.com.

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RuPaul's Drag Race and the Danger of Overpolicing Language

(350) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 4:51 PM

"Tranny," "sissy," "sex change," and "she-male" are self-identifying slang words used by gender-nonconforming people -- mostly performers, artists, sex workers, and others considered to be living on the fringe of our queer community. Although we use these words playfully to relate, empower, and communicate, these words, like the word "gay,"...

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