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Becki
Nov 17 2013, 09:52 PM
I live in Nashville Tennessee. And the word "Tranny" is used as a term of endearment here. I used to hang out at The Connection, this was a very popular club in Nashville. The Connection is where Calpernia Addams performed. I saw her perform and she was Awesome. But anyway the word "Tranny" was really popular when I hung out at The Connection,and was used as a term of endearment at the club and at other places in Nashville, like the OUT LOUD bookstore. People all over Nashville use the word "Tranny" as a term of endearment,and no one I know is offended by it.
That person who you mentioned is an advocate for transgender rights, and those two places that were just listed are LGBTQA businesses. So of course there would be an "okay" for the language to be used by those in the community itself which is really pushing it since there's a lot of transphobia in the LGBTQA community still. However the general usage outside of the specific community should really be stopped or at least contained.

It's the same way with racial and/or stereotyping. If you're around a group of friends from another ethnicity than yours and they use language that is perceived as offensive to their ethnic group (by the use of those outside of that group); that doesn't mean that the language is no longer offensive and it doesn't make it "okay" for you to use it too just because your friends are using it.

Edited by Panda Panda, Nov 17 2013, 10:42 PM.
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