May 27, 2014

Should LOGO pull RuPauls drag race?

I suppose the headline of this article should actually read, “Will LOGO ban RuPauls drag race?” Then, all of those who truly understand the dynamics of the situation […]
May 23, 2014

Faggot Ru Paul: trannys need to “get stronger”

The faggot, RuPaul Andre Charles, claims that trans people are “bitches” who need to “get stronger” with regard to his use of tranny. In an interview on WTF […]
April 23, 2014

Transgender*: The Rhetorical Landscape of a Term

K.J. Rawson, Cristan Williams, 2014 The current ubiquity of the word transgender might imply that it is an uncomplicated word.1 It circulates widely—in the media, in […]
September 24, 2007

Freak Of The Week: The Tabloid Media

Give ’em an act with lots of flash in it And the reaction will be passionate Give ’em the old hocus pocus …. Give ’em the […]
August 21, 2007

Stylebook? What Stylebook?

From the AP Stylebook: “Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics (by hormone therapy, body modification, or surgery) of the […]
June 16, 2007

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 […]
June 15, 2007

What’s In A Word? Context, Ya Fag!

I know I have this obsession with words. I’ve never particularly liked Queerty.com because it’s posts on transfolk generally border on bad taste/transphobia. The most recent […]
May 24, 2007

Words Mean Things: You’ve Been Transgendered!

When I hear “This is my friend _____ , she’s transgendered”, I cringe. It may seem innocuous, but using the word “transgendered” indicates that being transgender […]