Monthly Archives: March 2014

RuPaul; Morally Mandating Trans Women Out of Existence Since the Early 90s

I’ve written a number of editorials about the use of transphobic language within lesbian, gay, and bisexual (okay, primarily gay) circles, and I’ve frequently expressed my frustration with the continued pushback.

I recently reported on use of the word “she-male” (alternate spelling: “shemale”) on the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I’m used to […]

By |March 20th, 2014|Culture, LGBT|11 Comments

It was wrong of me to compare transmisogyny to racism

Last week, Steve Friess wrote a piece for TIME, titled, “Don’t Applaud Jared Leto’s Transgender ‘Mammy’“. The editorial goes on to discuss Hattie McDaniel’s portrayal of Mammy in Gone With the Wind, talking about Hollywood patting themselves on the back, acting as though they were being progressive in awarding McDaniel the 1940 Best […]

By |March 3rd, 2014|Personal|5 Comments