One of the wonderful things about the Blend is how the struggles and lives of trans people in all of their variety is so beautifully chronicled. And an effect of that is that I have been sesitized to words people use and misuse to decribe people (trans and otherwise). With that in mind I present my situation. For me the opinions of people here are very important.

So I have a new friend here in The City™ who quite forcefully and often refers to herself and other trans people as a “tranny.” This really bothers me. It might not have a year ago when I was happy to call myself a “fag” and really thought of it as a similar thing. But now, not so much. Interestingly there is another in this circle of friends who is trans and he never says anything when she uses the word “tranny.”  I wonder if I should bring this up with her at all and if so how?

 

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