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Frisky Rant: IDGAF If You Say I Look “Like A Tranny”

Frisky Rant: IDGAF If You Say I Look "Like a Tranny"

I’ve wondered for a long time if maybe I have higher levels of testosterone than other women, because there’s always been a lot about me that is just distinctly un-feminine (in the sort of standard way of looking at masculinity and femininity). I don’t want to state any facts about testosterone because I am not an endocrinologist and I don’t want to engage in pseudo-science, but suffice it to say that when I hear the experiences of transmen who have undergone hormone therapy I’ve related to the differences they observe. And, in fact, I’ve always had an easier time relating to and making friends with men. Keep reading »

The “Tranny Awards” Will Now Be Known As The “Transgender Erotica Awards” (Because They Were Offending Themselves)

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Janet Mock speaks to us about being a transgender woman of color. Read More »
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The "Tranny Awards" Will Now Be Known As 'Transgender Erotica Awards" (Because They Were Offending Themselves)

With outspoken advocates in the spotlight like Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, the transgender community is finally making some positive headway when it comes to fighting discrimination and ignorance with the public at large and within the  community After five year of honoring transgender adults in the entertainment industry at the annual “Tranny Awards,” the celebratory event has decided to change its name to the ‘Transgender Erotica Awards’ (T.E.A.) because, let’s be honest, “tranny” is a dehumanizing slur. Explains the event creator, Steven Grooby:

“When we named the show the ‘Tranny Awards’ in 2007 the climate was different and the usage of the word ‘tranny’ was appropriate as a catchy title in an online porn event… As we aim to be inclusive of all areas of transgender erotica and are looking to broaden the appeal of the show to mainstream media, we believed it was time to re-brand the event…I’d like to thank the extended trans adult community for their input and feedback over the last few months. We will be producing a show that the whole transgender adult community can be proud of.”

Amen to that. [Nerve]

Gabourey Sidibe Under Fire For Using The Word “Tranny”

Olivia's "Tranny" Comment
Variety's 3rd Annual Power Of Women Luncheon - Arrivals
Olivia Wilde said dark lipstick makes her look like "a tranny." Read More »
Blake's "Trannies" Comment
Blake Lively said she hopes her sons are "trannies." Read More »
Chloe's "Tranny" Remark
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Chloe Sevigny calls it "ridiculous" that she can't say "tranny." Read More »
Gabourey Sidibe

“American Horror Story: Coven” star Gabourey Sidibe is the latest celebrity to use a verboten transphobic slur — although in Gabby’s case, she used it while speaking out about police profiling and harassment against transgender folks. Keep reading »

Chloe Sevigny In Trouble For “Tranny” Talk

Blake's "Trannies"
Blake Lively said she hopes her future sons are "trannies." Read More »
"Tranny" Slur
Variety's 3rd Annual Power Of Women Luncheon - Arrivals
Olivia Wilde said dark lipstick makes her look like "a tranny." Read More »
Transphobia
FHM magazine called Andrej Pejic a "thing." Read More »
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Chloe Sevigny: I got reamed out by The Advocate the other day for saying “tranny.” I guess I referred to [my character] as a “tranny” a couple of times and apparently, that’s a no-no in the community. I felt really bad! Nobody had ever told me. Did you know that?

Huffington Post: I just know that now because I think Blake Lively also said that recently

Chloe Sevigny: Oh, so there’s been some uproar. Reee-donkulous. You can’t say anything anymore.

– Chloe Sevigny is the latest celeb to get spanked (not in a good way) by the Political Correctness Police. Chloe will be playing an Irish transgender assassin in a new miniseries and referred to her character as a “tranny.” However, “tranny” is not a word that the transgender community would like to be known by — although lots of otherwise queer-rights supporting folks, like, Chloe, didn’t get the memo. In fact, I didn’t get the memo until recently, either. You live, you learn.

So, I wish that once Chloe learned that the word she used is not preferred, her attitude had been more gracious and respectful. One hundred years ago, she might have been called a “broad” or a “dame” and some dude might be calling her annoyed response “reee-donkulous”! [Huffington Post]

Olivia Wilde Says A Strong Lip Makes Her Look Like A “Tranny”

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Variety's 3rd Annual Power Of Women Luncheon - Arrivals

“A strong eye and a strong lip is hard for my face. I can go tranny really fast. It’s true, because I have a really strong jaw. So for me, I just have to be cognizant of the way that it transforms my face.”

– Olivia Wilde deploys a controversial word choice while talking beauty and makeup with Stylelist. I can’t fault Olivia as I don’t think she means any harm or offense by using the word “tranny,” but judging by the backlash that other stars, like Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara, have received for the same comment she should probably brace herself. [Styleist]

Woman Discovers Fiance Is A Porn Star

Honesty is always the best policy… except when you lead a double life as a porn star. Haylie Hocking thought she knew everything about her fiancé, personal trainer Jason Brake. The 27-year-old bride was just weeks away from her wedding when she discovered Jason spent more time in the buff than getting buff. Haylie’s friend started searching online for a male stripper for the bachelorette party and came across a video of a man who seriously resembled Jason getting raunchy with another woman. Turns out, Jason was a porn star on the side, and wasn’t training people in the gym like he told Haylie. Not surprisingly, Haylie canceled the big day. Hey, nobody wants to introduce Mr. Porno as their husband, at least not without a little warning. [Telegraph]

Oh, but Haylie is not the only one to discover something shocking about her significant other. After the jump, other people whose jaws hit the floor when they found out the truth. Keep reading »

Friday Quickies!

  • The tenth way of identifying a tranny? Her big hands. [Asylum]
  • Us Weekly teaches you how to starve yourself just like a celeb! [Jezebel]
  • If you’re not going to be able to eat at Beijing’s penis restaurant any time soon, drool (or vomit) over some photos of its dishes. [Spiegel]
  • Seven reasons why one woman is becoming a polygamist. [Divine Caroline]
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