- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
OK so allow me to shed some light on the whole “tranny” comment…
I asked my best friend/bridesman if the term was derogatory. His reply: “Only as of recently, so I’ve heard.” Apologies for having had missed the memo.
Also, there’s a difference between transgendered and transvestite. I’m not referring to those who are transgendered because they look more like women than I do. A good friend from HS went from male to female seemlessly and has NO issues in the makeup department! SHE uses the word “tranny” all the time as well! I guess that’s why I didn’t know it was derogatory. Or maybe it’s something only those who are of the culture can say, like when people of a particular race use racial slurs with each other.
I suppose what I’m getting at is when I think transvestite, I can’t help but picture Tim Curry in Rocky Horror Picture Show!
In conclusion, I’ll apologize for my ignorance in the use of the word. However I absolutely won’t tolerate being called “transphobic”. Couldn’t be further from it.