Busey doesn't ALWAYS protest the word 'tranny' — sometimes she endorses it

Posted on 03 May 2010 at 11:22am

For several months, we’ve been lectured about how “tranny” is a bad word in and of itself — so bad, in fact, that Israel Luna’s film Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives should be banned from the Tribeca Film Festival. Trans activist Kelli Busey, on her April 10, 2010 post on her Planetransgender blog, used the following headline:

TrannypejorativeSo you’d pretty much have to assume that, for Busey, the use of the word “tranny” is, in every instance, a horrendous, hateful, bigoted thing.

Unless, of course, you’re a group Busey likes.

Busey’s post today on Planetransgender mentions Translations, a trans film festival in Seattle, Wash. At the bottom of the article , Busey lists other links readers might like. And one of them is to a post Busey made last September.

To a trans film festival in San Francisco.

Called Tranny Fest.

Trannyfest

Yep, it’s inexcusable that Tribeca allowed a film with the word “tranny” to play at all; but it is actually a point of pride — something worth reporting in a seemingly positive light — that the city by the bay launches a festival that uses the word “tranny” just as prominently.

So the question is, if we can make an exception for one group — and that exception was made eight months ago — why isn’t it made for someone else, who’s local?

Seems to me Luna is owed a big apology. Or readers of Planetransgender an explanation for how Busey could possible cite a trans fest with a pejorative in its title and not have page after page devoted to it being closed down.

And where’s GLAAD’s outrage?

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