OFFICIAL: 'Tranny' is being 'reclaimed'

Posted on 03 Feb 2009 at 10:43am

Wasn’t RuPaul’s “Drag Race” fierce last night?

Anyway, discussion continues about Friday’s interview: “RuPaul approves ‘tranny,’” where I point out that “tranny” is already being reclaimed. And I just came across this tidbit.

From the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s Stylebook.

TRANNY: Often a pejorative term for a transgender person, it is now being reclaimed by some transgender people. Caution: still extremely offensive when used as an epithet and should be avoided except in quotes or as someone’s self-identified term.

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