Ok, Maybe I’m Just Cranky

The headline from a recent Rex Wockner PrideSource  post screams “Transsexual becomes mayor of Cambridge”.

What would you think of this headline: “Gay becomes mayor of Cambridge”? Now, I know that “Lesbian becomes mayor of Cambridge” does work, but that’s because being a lesbian denotes sex automatically.

At the very least, I wish he’d have written it as Transsexual woman, or Trans-woman. It’s frustrating to transition, go through all that it entails,  only to be objectified and thrown in some “oddity of the day” category.

Maybe it’s just me. Some of this is definitely personal. A friend told me recently  that  “you’re at the top of a short list of the most important trannies in the blogoverse!” I don’t really want that. I want to be known as a PERSON, not an OBJECT.  I want to be known as a writer and a blogger, not as a “tranny” or ” transsexual.” I want people to see me as a person, not a constructed THING.  To me, when someone doesn’t denote man or woman, it’s like a slap in the face. You’re not a woman, you’re a TRANSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXUAL! At least that’s how it feels to me.

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