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Trans* Slurs

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.

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.