Should the LGBT Community Use Words Like 'Faggot' and 'Tranny'? Yes, Call Me a 'Faggot'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(via Huffington Post)
By: Randall Jenson

The terms “faggot,” “dyke,” and “tranny” are just as important to identifying our queer communities as “gay,” “lesbian,” and “transgender.” It’s convenient to just dismiss these words as hate terms. We’ve been preconditioned to anticipate abusive blows and expect hateful shouts from homophobic people, but we also have a choice in the words that we use to understand ourselves. And mostly, we think, we don’t want to hear these words, even from someone we know. But, we are these people.

We are faggots. We are dykes. We are trannies. One of the most important things we can do is stop thinking of these as disgraceful and start thinking about how these words can encompass queer identities that orientation labels like “gay,” “lesbian,” and “transgender” can’t cover.

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