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'Trannygate'

Heklina | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Heklina

In the past year I've increasingly been made aware of the growing meaning the word "tranny" has taken on for members of the transgender community. For the most part I have gotten a pass because of what Trannyshack is, but still it nagged at me. What was really the catalyst for me deciding that I had to consider a change was when I came across a post on Facebook.

In a Word: 'Tranny'

Alexandra Billings | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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.

Does 'Tranny' Matter to a Slave?

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
R. Kyle Alagood

While LGBT Internet activists and news sites cover the great "tranny" debate, news from Louisiana is that a trans woman was found on the side of the road last week after allegedly having been held in slavery for months.

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.

Hypocrisy of the Pro-Slur Crybabies

Larry Womack | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

When someone says that they find a label hurtful, the natural, reasonable response is to just stop using it. Instead, a mob of mostly older, mostly urban, mostly privileged gay men has chosen to stomp their feet, cry and plead oppression.

RuPaul Responds To Controversy Over The Word 'Tranny'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

RuPaul has finally responded to the controversy surrounding the word "tranny," as well as the use of "she-mail" on popular reality television show "Ru...

I Guess I Should Stop Letting People Call Me 'Tranny'

Malek Mouzon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Malek Mouzon

There's a tendency among my friends and others who see me in my element to refer to me as a "tranny," one of the words that have recently been banished from the gay lexicon. Personally, I've always regarded being called a "tranny" not as a slur but as a term of endearment.

Anti-Trans Slurs and Drag: Who Exactly Is Transgender, and Does It Matter?

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

It might help for someone to talk with RuPaul and explain how many trans women really don't want to overcome their distaste for the slurs "tranny" and "shemale." As one who was slurred as a cover girl for the extremist Traditional Values Coalition back in 2008, I join in asking for simple respect and civility.

'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 ...

The 'T' Word

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Finney Boylan

Can we have a conversation about the word "tranny"? It's a word that is generally considered dehumanizing and offensive when referring to transgender people. But there it was in headlines last week in the story about DJ Mister Cee. There it was in a Daily Beast interview with Jared Leto.

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.

DEBATE: Should The LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' And 'Tranny'?

Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Using words like "faggot," "dyke," and "tranny" to define oneself and other members of the LGBT community has long been a contentious topic. While ...

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

Mara Keisling | Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay 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.

Blake Lively Tells 'Elle' If She Has Sons 'They Better Be Trannies'

Posted 04.03.2012 | Gay Voices

The word "tranny" has become a hot topic in recent months. While many transgender people and their allies view the word as a derogatory term, those...

Michelangelo Signorile

RuPaul Sounds Off On New Seasons Of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' Obama, The Word 'Tranny,' And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.07.2012 | Gay Voices

The new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which begins on January 30 on Logo, is "Gaga-esque," with the competing queens displaying themselves as "crunc...

Lance Bass Apologizes For Using The Word 'Tranny'

Lance Bass | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Lance Bass

I'm sorry to anyone who was offended or hurt by my use of the word "trannies" while appearing earlier this week on Access Hollywood Live. Let me share what I have learned in the last 24 hours.

Melrose Place: Almost Famous

David Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

With its marquis name made famous in 1992 by the hit TV show, Melrose Place has brand name appeal that would otherwise take years to develop.

A Very Brazilian Elvis & Madona Appears on The Festival Circuit

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Though promoted as a unique, fun comedy, Elvis & Madona has prompted controversial reaction from some members of the LGBT crowd. Here, its filmmaker Marcelo Lafitte responds.