Mount de Sales Academy, a private Catholic school in Macon, Georgia has just fired Flint Dollar, its band leader, because he announced he plans to marry his partner of 6 years at a ceremony in Minnesota. According to Dollar, the school knew he was gay when he was hired but stated it was fine as long as it “didn’t interfere with his teaching.”
A groundbreaking program is providing a platform for the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals within the context of mainstream public radio. Called “Outcasting,” the radio program is produced…
The first national coverage of OutCasting, in the Huffington Post. A very big deal.
For me, the bottom line is this: the trans community, by and large, says that words like “tranny” are offensive, derogatory slurs. We owe it to them to respectfully listen and modify our vocabularies accordingly. Ours is a wide and varied language. Surely we can find many words with which to express ourselves that don’t belittle or humiliate our trans siblings.