The “Tranny” Debate: A Musing in Two Anecdotes, a Comparison, and a Proposal

This is a guest post by Das Janssen. Das Janssen is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Chicago State University and a member of several of Chicago’s overlapping queer communities.  His lifetime quest is to avoid having the last word.  The word “tranny” has become the center of a lively debate in recent weeks. Some say the [Read More...]

Miss Pennsylvania Complains About Trans Contestants

Miss Universe pageant officials received an e-mail from Miss Pennsylvania USA Sheena Monnin that read, in part: I refuse to be part of a pageant system that has so far and so completely removed itself from its foundational principles as to allow and support natural born males to compete in it.This goes against ever moral [Read More...]

Trans Woman Assaulted At Baltimore McDonald’s

Joe.My.God explains: Baltimore police have made two arrests in the brutal attack on a transgender woman at a McDonald’s, where staffers filmed the assault with their cell phones, then urged the assailants to flee before police arrived. The only person that appears to come to the victim’s aid is an elderly female customer, although the restaurant’s [Read More...]


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