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DEMAND the Dallas Voice stops using “TRANNY”

Thank you Nikki Dreams for this wonderfully sensitive and enlightening video. I hope everyone who watches this comes to appreciates how harmful it is to the self respect of transgender people when you call us “Trannie”  and unless we are a entertainer with published articles which we identify ourselves individually as a “Drag Queen or Tranny” please do not call us by these names.

The Dallas Voice and it’s Web Log which bill themselves as a “LGB Paper” have been a constant recipient of my emails and phone calls to both the Editor, Tammye Nash and News Editor, John Write, both of whom I consider an allies, protesting their use of these derogatory names. I have explained that we suffer from the use of TRANNY as Black people do being called “Nigger” by non Afro Americans or Hispanics hate “Wetback” or Jewish people rail against ‘Kike”…..this list of bigotry inspired names is used by haters……..and how others will capitalize on their insensitivity resulting in the marginalization, Victimization and violent murders of Transgender people.

I have resisted the Dallas Voices invitation to post letters to the editor protesting this because I feel it would exploitative on the Dallas Voices part. My indignation would be used as a promotional commercialization aid for the sales of this very hateful language.

!Please save lives and Take Action! Copy the message below and Send the Dallas voice a email!

Phone: (214) 754-8710

Fax: (214) 969-7271

Robert Moore, Publisher

robertmoore@dallasvoice.com

Tele. Ext.112

Tammye Nash, Senior Editor

nash@dallasvoice.com

Tele. Ext.128

John Wright, News Editor

wright@dallasvoice.com

Tele. Ext.113

Ben Briscoe, Staff Writer

briscoe@dallasvoice.com

Tele. Ext.117

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Dear Dallas Voice,

Our community is comprised of Queer, Transgender, Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Intersexed and Questioning people who deserve the same respect as your staff expects to be shown in there personal daily lives. You would scream bloody murder if I called you “Faggot” do not call our people “Tranny”. We demand our own community stops leading the way for hate and violence targeting transgender people.

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