GLAAD: 'Glee' shouldn't have used 'tra**y'
November 2nd, 2010
02:30 PM ET

GLAAD: 'Glee' shouldn't have used 'tra**y'

After the Parents Television Council gave them heat for that racy GQ photo shoot, "Glee" has come under fire once again: New York magazine's Vulture reports that GLAAD is upset that the hit Fox series featured the word "tra**y" in its "Rocky Horror"-themed show.

In the episode, the character of Mike Chang offers to play campy cross-dresser Dr. Frank-N-Furter but then backs out, explaining that his parents don't want him β€œdressing up like a tra**y.”

"The casual manner in which the word was used is jarring, even if he may have been repeating what his parents said," GLAAD'S Matt Kane writes on the organization's site.

"Unfortunately the larger problem here is that the word 'tra**y' has become an easy punch line in popular culture, and many still don’t realize that using the term is hurtful, dehumanizing, and associated with violence, hatred, and derision against transgender people - a community that is nearly invisible in media today," the statement went on.

Kane points out that "How I Met Your Mother" also used the word on its October 18 episode, and that "Project Runway" star Christian Siriano has added to the problem by making "hot tr**y mess" a popular catchphrase.

"GLAAD urges all entertainment industry creators to stop using the word tra**y for a cheap laugh," says Kane.

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  2. Sean

    Why is it verboten to say "f*ggy" per Glee rules (Finn is a horrible person! OMG!!) yet a slur like tr*nny or man hands is perfectly fine?

    Hypocrites much, Glee writers?

    December 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Trash

    Never ever say tranny. Never. Really. Tranny is a bad word.


    November 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tammy p

    I am so sick of all this "overly sensitivity". I say we start a new movement of "suck-it-up"! My Gosh people! We are becoming a society of babies! I am sick of EVERYTHING being censored, or deemed offensive. I am offended that these groups can't see that I am adult enough to know what is right and wrong. Quit telling me what I should be offended by! I love Glee! And totally loved the Rocky show! Didn't even catch the TRANNEY comment. (oops, I typed the whole word... Wonder if I am going to get complaints now)

    November 3, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. manny

    Again, it is the .00001% of this country that is controlling our conversations. We need to stop.

    November 3, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • GRW

      HERE! HERE~! CNN deleted my comment, which basically said "I'll never get tired of saying TRANNY". Why do we even bother commenting on these boards???

      November 3, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Donna E

    Tranny??? I had to read all the comments before I figured out what all the uproar was. Glee is by far one of THE worst show on TV to begin with. Just stupid, period. So, who cares what they say?????? All you trans-gender ppl out there??? Be proud of yourself, and don't bother with such petty arguments over such a cheesy, dumb show.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • beany

      Took me a lot of reading to figure out what offensive word started with "tr" too. I don't think tranny is any more offensive than saying Chevy instaead of Cheverolet. Sheesh. Bunch of whiners

      November 3, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. jayman419

    What if he had said "don't want me to dress in drag"? Would that be offensive? The problem I have with GLAAD is that they jump up and down every time something burns their delicate little ears, but they never have a suggestion on a way to move the dialogue forward.

    Then they say that GBLT characters are under-represented in mainstream media. Of course they are. It's simple economics, and a character is only as useful as the gags you can get with them.

    When you have to set aside money from your budget so you can be ready for GLAAD's extortion, give us a donation or suffer public haranguing, then you're just not going to write a gay character into your story.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. forgive my tranny gressions lol

    Freedom of speech is no more people...Tranny's,gays get over it

    November 3, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. K

    How do you do Rocky Horror without being a little more 'out there'?

    November 3, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. skylarrr

    oh my god, who the hell CARES?! Grow a spinal cord, America.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. tony b

    tranny tranny tranny.... there, I said it!

    November 3, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. RooCvo

    Looks like cnn ran out of news to run and needed to fill their website with some sort of fodder that would generate online views and lots of comments.....

    November 3, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. jrod

    Hehe...I had a hard time figuring out what the word was. I said "t word," then I thought "t-i-t-t-y?" No...hmmm..."trampy?" Then I saw the article and immediately decided to close the window... 😐

    November 3, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    What am I going to tell my gay son? Yesterday he told me that San Francisco is too gay for him and I know I've heard him use the word tranny.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. dan

    I agree with most here, eventrannies refer to themselves as tranny

    November 3, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mok

    live with it
    embrace it
    now stfu

    November 3, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  17. Ken

    We should just outlaw the use of adjectives when used in conjunction with people. But then the idiots at GLAAD would be out of a job.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  18. oakley

    at least they didn't say tranny n-word. Ignore all the positive that Glee is doing to help promote acceptance and focus on this. Good job GLADD.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. pizzathe hutt

    GLAAD... what a joke! All this talk about gays and TRANNYS... Is getting really boring! What's next, gays are gonna want to vote?

    November 3, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. Mike Honcho

    G A Y

    November 3, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  21. JPG

    Th*s whole th*ng is rea**y si**y.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jeff C.

    If PETA had a one night stand with Absurdity its child would be GLADD. And just like a child... it whines.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  23. Howard

    Tranny, shmanny...who gives a flyin' foo-foo. It's a true depiction of life as we know it!

    November 3, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. Pantyhose

    I didn't like the context of using the word TRANNY. The way they used it was meant as something negative. However, I do love the show and am happy that the show is getting people to talk. Discussion regarding differences among us is a good thing.

    Oh, and who knew Matthew Morrison was hiding that chest and abs behind those sweaters? He is HOT!

    November 3, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  25. Jeff

    Remember when a Tranny was the term for the transmission in your car? I now hate when I see any article with " " word in it, our country is rapidly going down the crapper and the media is pulling the handle.

    November 3, 2010 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  26. sleezy a mechanic i guess im offending glaad if i say this guy blew his tranny?

    November 3, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  27. Nikki

    Sure you have free speech, but if someone used the word "n*gger" you better believe that there would be a helluva lot more stink than this.

    And to you "f*ggots" who have no problem with the word "tr*nny", that's nice. I (a native american) have no issues with the word "n*gger". See, being a gay person has nothing to do with being trans (unless you drag queens are shoving yourselves under the "transgender" umbrella with the other people who actually aren't going through hell just for kicks on a friday night at the gay bars.

    So how about we leave the saying it's ok to use "tr*nny" to actual trans people and you gays just shut yer perty little mouths?


    November 3, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  28. azile

    The N word.. Can we begin by not saying that word. You sad ignorant Americans.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  29. jason

    I am offended by the term single white male.I wish to be called a non married possesser of a penis who is a light skined.Anything else is demeaning and offensive.Some people need to shut the f up.

    November 3, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  30. RW

    Has someone advised AAMCO mechanics of this?? Cause my Granny's tranny is a pain in the fanny!! How many PIC points did I just score with that?? Unreal...

    November 3, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerv

      Laughing my azz off! Way to funny!

      I think in this case, GLAAD should have seriously considered if they really needed to pick this fight.

      November 3, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  31. Jugs

    Did anyone forget the show was doing a salute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show?" Which, by the way, they did a phenomenal job. These are an amazing group of very talented actors and actresses. Lets focus on the incredible abilities of these stars, not the implications of every single word that is spoken. If you don't like the show, turn the channel or just turn off your TV and read a book instead.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Pantyhose

      Well said.

      Oh, and who knew Matthew Morrison has such a rocking body?

      November 3, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  32. realist

    I think these comments prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is NO negatives related to using the word TRANNY. Read them all and you will see the people have spoken. Period.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  33. realist

    Since when did tranny become a negative word???? Considering transgenders refer to themselves as tranny's it's easy to see GLAAD is doing this just tobe contrary. Kind of like Nazi's.

    November 3, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  34. scottie

    Glaad,pleaswould it e! I'm gay as well stop being a dam sissy!Would it hav been better if he were to say dried up queen? Get a life!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  35. jay

    Why some people are giving others a hard time about wordings and how we use it while there are so manh violated game videos that teaches or show kids how to murder others?

    November 3, 2010 at 3:57 am | Report abuse |
  36. angryblackmansam


    November 3, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  37. D Man

    Are Barry Diller and Phyllis Diller still married ?

    November 3, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  38. TomaT

    i have a near and dear friend who is a trans-gender...we use "tranny" so often it would make gladds head spin..i agree with FIFI..they're trannies...big wooooooooop πŸ™‚

    November 3, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  39. dro

    I love how GLAAD always has something to whine about..seriously GLAAD? Hurtful? Derogatory? Are u kidding me?!!! Shutup already

    November 3, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  40. Lola

    We are all peple

    November 3, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  41. Fifi

    Well, that's what they are, trannies!

    November 3, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  42. jjessi

    who cares its just a word .!.!!.!. cheese and rice

    November 3, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  43. SRV2

    It's a word...get over it. Does no one remember "Sticks and stones, may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  44. ugh

    So, does this mean that auto shops can't refer to a transmission as a tranny anymore for fear of a man in a skirt getting butt sore? No pun intended...
    Some things should just remain behind closed doors so we as "normal" people can act the way we want to and continue to be adults and take spiteful things that others may say with a grain of salt and a turn of the cheek.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  45. Greg

    Wow– really? Then how else are you supposed to refer to them? How about "non-crossed-dressingly challenged"? Gimme a break, there is a difference between a gay or lesbian "normal" dressing and acting person and a flamboyant cross-dressing trans-gender cartoon version of that person. Next thing you know we won't be able to watch Rent and have Angel described as a tranny either. Too sensitive..... Too bad.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  46. wow

    Just more censorship – the government telling us what words we can and cannot say. The "forbidden vocabulary" seems to be increasing more and more.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  47. lesliemd

    Doesn't GLAAD know that here in San Francisco – of all places – there has been a long-running weekly cabaret-style show called TRANNYSHACK? And it stars drag queens and trannys. Or what do you suggest they say now? Yikes.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  48. kermit Roosevelt

    sic semper t-rannus.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  49. el polacko

    GLAAD does a lot of good work... but tranny ??.. really ??? one of the most popular clubs in san fran is called trannyshack and they take their show to other cities to the delight of all. this time, GLAAD needs to lighten up... nobody is gonna start saying transgender every time... and CNN blocking out the word tranny is just ridiculous.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  50. Nancy

    Took me a few minutes to figure out what "tra**y" was. I thought they were saying "trashy" or something.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  51. Meaty Portion

    What? We can't talk about transmissions anymore?

    November 3, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  52. Carrie

    Get over it. People complain about every little stupid thing. Put your energy into something that matters!!!!

    November 3, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  53. freedomofspeech

    Wow, what has our country coming to, if you get offended about this & that,change the channel,this is crazy!! I love Glee & I love Rocky Horror, I wonder what someone from Gladd would do if they saw the play/show, easily offended,don't attend, you have to have a sense of humor!! Politically correct are offensive words!

    November 3, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  54. Asten Weems

    Now I know why Russia and the Islamic world bans gay pride. For every complain those rainbow swines make is one more voice against GLAAD and it's dictatorship style view of how we should speak and think about each other. Seriously you thought the USSR and China is bad? just look at what the world would be like if they and the other hypocritical freaks took over. My god I would NEVER live in that. Especially without going violent on that type of existence.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  55. Bill in Canada, eh? ;)

    GLAAD = Get Lost And Also Disappear πŸ˜‰

    November 3, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  56. Joker


    November 3, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  57. Bill

    I'd offer a comment to the "chip on the shoulder bigger than the size of Texas" mentality types at GLAAD to put a cork in it, but they may misinterpret which HOLE I would be referring to, and then another rallying cry of "We are bing oppressed!!" Would be heard. πŸ˜‰

    November 3, 2010 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  58. !

    Hey, GLAAD, don't get your tranny panties in a bunch. It's just a word.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  59. JB

    How the hell do you do Rocky Horror without using that term???

    November 3, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  60. eklektick

    This is about as gay as an electric car...which doesn't have a tranny...

    November 3, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  61. Charlie

    I'm transgender. I was not offended by this, not one bit.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  62. D


    November 3, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  63. micki

    Ben, "trans" or "transgender" is better than "tranny" if you want to be respectful. There's a good discussion at
    I hope everybody learned something today.

    November 3, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  64. cattyone

    HA! I didn't even know that was a bad word! Ridiculous... I mean seriously, I think some people have nothing else better to do than to sit around and think to themselves, hmmm how can I get myself some attention!?

    November 2, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Bailrs

    You ever blow a tranny in yer car, that gets expensive and messy!

    November 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Jscott

    Before to long we wont even be able to talk. What about freedom of speech? Its like the less amount of people that are offended by something the more rights they have! Seriously when will the whining stop? If that word offends u then u dont need to talk at all. And im afraid it will come to that if people dont stop complaining. We cant say this word or we cant say that word. How stupid can u be? If it offends u then stop watching it. Its like people and religion. If u dont agree with it dont gripe about it just walk the other way. yea we all have rights and if i watch something that says something i dont like i dont watch it anymore. plain and simple. Its called entertainment. they have a power button on the tv. If they are not personally attacking u and i mean actually harming u by hitting u or abusing u then shut up! more important things in life to be worried about than some word being said.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  67. zantron

    Im sure they meant tranny as in transylvania.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jon

    I wish these tranny fruits would go BACK in the closet. Normal people do not care about what ANY tranny freal has to say. Gte over your weird selves

    November 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  69. squeaky wheels

    good grief- does GLAAD notice that Glee is doing ALOT to expose these sterotypes? I am getting a little sick of their whistle-blowing. I am anti-discrimination but its like the kid that tattles at school for everything all the time... he starts losing friends.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  70. David

    I at first had no idea what word they were talking about. And for the life of me, couldn't figure out what "tra**y" could possibly be. After some googling, I now am familiar with the word. I lol'd at some silly group getting upset for the show using that word. Almost as if they don't know how people actually talked in real life.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Elf Odin

    How will I ever refer to the 4-speed tra**y in my '64 Chevy II Nova?

    November 2, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  72. jus sayin

    @ cnn The role was Frank N. Furter(played by Tim Curry in the Rocky Horror Picture Show{RHPS}), NOT Frank-N-Furter.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  73. franken futer

    I bet if they'd used the word ni*ger on Glee it would be OVER ... Just sayin

    November 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. J

    tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny,tranny, There right it does lead to using the word more. Jesus h Christ.

    November 2, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Grandma

    Pick your battles, GLADD. Remember the story of the little boy who cried "wolf" too many times. You'll become so annoying that people won't listen to you when you DO have something important to protest.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  76. patrick

    people use tranny in their everyday lives... and glee is about high schoolers everyday lives... so use the word

    November 2, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. johnny

    take a look at this before GLADD bashing...

    November 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  78. sisternight

    And yet, they missed all the names Quinn used to call Rachel (Manhands, It, That Thing, Rupaul, Treasure Trail, Stubbles) in season 1

    November 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Peezer

    I'm straight, but none of my gay friends felt this was offensive in anyway. Neither did I. When GLADD starts getting upset with a show like Glee, the end must be near.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Kay

    People are being blown to bits, children are starving, soldiers are dying--get off gender issues and care about someone beside yourself. I have no problem with people's gender choices but really, are people that one dimensional?

    November 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Arglebargle

    "Tranny"...right here in River City, and that starts with "T" and that rhymes with "P" and that stands for "Pooh"!

    November 2, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandma

      Perfect response for a show that gives us "Musical Theater" every week! Well Done, Professor Hill!

      November 2, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  82. J

    I was in a cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show for 6 years and the extras are referred to as trannies. I'm normally a big supporter of GLAAD, but this is ridiculous. Maybe the character's parents meant that word as offensive, but in Rocky Horror world, that word is used all the time and it's not a bad thing. And CNN? It's complete BS for you to censor the word. If you can't print a word (particularly one that isn't a curse word) in a discussion about that word, then don't run the story at all.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Paul

    Tranny, tranny, tranny...I wonder if GLAAD will be upset with me now? Who cares! I see them like the NAACP – they raise a stink to become relevant. Keep your mouths shut, go about your life and maybe, just maybe you'll be accepted. Otherwise, just go away!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  84. cajr

    thats because a tranny is disgusting and represents the foulness this world has in it. and its only getting worse. you say hurtful? i say its hurtful to explain if thats a man or woman. can't you people just act normal? geez.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Gina

    Seriously??? I'm sick of all this banning words business. It's not the words we use, but how we use them. And CNN– 'tra**y' , really? (it's a wonder anyone was even able decipher what that was supposed to stand for). Gah. I would never use the F word

    November 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandma

      Actually... I thought it stood for "Trashy" until someone used the real word in a sentence. lol

      November 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  86. John P.

    Remember the good old days when people could laugh at themselves...The days of the original SNL, All in the Family, Sanford and Son, etc. They poked fun at all sorts of people, social issues and just the fact we are humans with differences and no one complained. Now we're a bunch of crying, whining babies who get offended by everything. This country needs to lighten up...A LOT!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Belseth

    It's pretty pathetic when I have to check comments to find out what the story is even about????? Since when is a slang word like "tranny" offensive to the point it can't even be used in a news story? We've become so obsessed with being politically correct we are loosing the ability to communicate!!!! GLAAD and PETA are the worst groups to over react to the point where they become silly and loose all credibility.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tesla

      Unfortunately, this looks a lot like CNN catering to GLAAD. I even saw the episode and couldn't figure out what this article was about. I am no journalist, but I am guessing writing an article that many readers can't understand is not good writing.

      November 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Homey G

    This whole issue is soooooo GAY!

    November 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  89. C

    It amazes me that finally a show that GLAAD should be proud of... and all they do is vulture at the screen and wait for "mistakes." Get real GLAAD, try positive... oops did I just say the P word?

    November 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Truman Blue

    God, I hate GLAAD.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  91. G

    I am also confused about this. I am gay and I didn't know tranny was always a bad word. I could understand it like gay, which can be neutral depending on how it's used. I didn't see anything inherently mean spirited in how it was used in this case. Would someone be able to explain since I don't get it?

    November 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiff

      Since it all about a bunch of P.C. BS I dont think many of us can explain it...

      It WASN"T used in a mean spirited way at all... and in this country we have a little thing called the Bill of Rights and in it it states that ALL people have FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

      November 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  92. whatevea!

    OMG! Do the GLAAD people have nothing else to do?!?! Holy crap! TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY!!!!!! What is this world coming to when there has to be an article written about the word tranny being offensive! I mean COME ON!!!! I get the feeling some groups are just out there after this show, which by the way is most excellent! First some organization is upset with the cover of GQ and the pose. Don't look at it and it won't offend you! Now the word TRANNY???? TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY!!!!!!!

    They should be happy Glee has such a diverse group of people on the show!

    November 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  93. mtngrrll

    I am seriously offended by foul language since I grew up in a home where it was never used, and my husband and I raise our boys in a home where it is never used. If I am watching a show where the language offends me, guess what, I pull up my big girl panties and either turn it off or change the station. Now wasn't that easy?!

    November 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      I agree – but this was not even foul language, just an abbreviation! I tried to do my own comment in which I used the full word this was short for – didn't seem to be fit for the board! I'm all for tolerance but honestly, these people need to have a sense of humor, don't they?!

      November 2, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Adam

    Tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny, tranny..... suck it, GLAAD. I also said "suck it" which probably offends you too.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Ben

    I actually came across this in my personal life... I was corrected for using the word "tranny." I apologized for being ignorant. I am curious though... what might be an appropriate word to use? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  96. robbluc

    Oh Jesus Christ!!! Really?! Can we get over the gah-damm sensitivity already?! I am pro-GLBT by the way...

    November 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Aire Tran

    If tranny has such a negative connotation, maybe we need to start reflecting inwards before criticizing the outside world on its use. Should the Trannyshack in SF sanitize it's name to appease you, GLAAD? Maybe I'm just an insensitive f-g, but this whole discussion is a hot tranny mess! Get over it GLAAD, you can't banish all the words. Try reclaiming them instead of wasting energy wiping them from our vocabulary. Tranny to me means fun, celebratation, decadence, and over-the-top. Next, you're going to want to ban the words "drag," "hag," and "f-g-bangle."

    November 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Deevah

    Why is that people think we can live in a world and not have anybody get the feelings hurt!! Get over it, I have.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  99. OH PLEASE!

    Oh get over it! Stop being so sensitive already! If we keep heading in this direction where people are offended by everything that is said we eventually wont be able to speak! Glee always pushes the envelope just a little-we are becoming a nation of wimps!

    November 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  100. LoJenk

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  101. afire

    I think the GLAAD members in this article are so sensitive to the issue because they themselves are trannys

    November 2, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Shan

    Took me about 3 read throughs to even figure out what the T word was. I thought "Trashy? Trampy? What's wrong with that word". Oy.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Kat

    The term is in the original script, come on the film is a cult classic & many of my gay friends have said they are not offended by it at all! people get over it!!!!!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  104. William

    I'm blond, and I find it offensive to be called towheaded...

    November 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Jimmy

    Using the word tranny when someone IS a tranny is not a pejorative. Using the word gay to mean something is stupid a different issue. It is changing the meaning of a word and slighting a entire segment of the population. GLAAD needs to take a good look. If someone is called gay, as in being stupid, they can feel offended. If someone is a tranny and gets offended when someone calls them that, then they have more issue with the truth than they have with a word.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  106. lev

    GLAAD is the worst thing to ever happen to gays. Guys what GLAAD I don't want my kids dressing up like trannys either.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  107. LEB

    I don't see how the word "tranny" is offensive. It's usually applied as a descriptive term to men who are ostentatious cross-dressers... as in, red glitter lipstick, huge 80s-era Dallas housewife wigs, gigantic platform shoes... in other words, people who are trying to look like cartoon characters rather than genuinely living as the opposite gender. And with his corsets and comically oversized pearl necklace, Dr. Frankenfurter is pretty darn tranny!

    November 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Just me

    If they're not careful, GLAAD will find themselves in the same boat with PETA, who have become more of a joke than a facilitator of change because of some of their radical and over-the-top views. The true message behind the movement is lost when you are TOO sensitive to EVERYTHING.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  109. savannah

    Seriously? GLAAD? Your talking priviledges are over...I'm from a small farm town in the south and you don't hear me freaking out over somebody making jokes or picking on me for being a Christian from the Bible Belt. And here's a hint: if people like you wouldn't make such a big deal about how "unequal" and "persecuted" gays are they might not have to deal with so much ridicule! Just a thought from a random country bumpkin.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Craig D, Seattle WA

    Sticks and stones, people. Sticks and stones. Because I'm comfortable in my own skin, folks can call me any damn thing they please. And I mean anything. Why should I empower others by taking umbrage? I'd rather empower myself by embracing life and letting all the artifice slip by the wayside. Words aren't real, folks. They don't exist in nature and they can't hurt you unless you allow them too. The sooner you recognize words for what they are–and are NOT–the sooner you can live life on your own terms and nobody else's.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  111. CJ

    As much as it may hurt some people, I think we in the gay community need to worry about other stuff. Tranny is used everyday, besides censorship is never a good thing. Thinly of our parades, what of the try to censor those completely. Freedom of speech is a good thing.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  112. micki

    Sorry, everybody, but "I'm gay and I don't mind the word tranny" doesn't cut it. You don't have the credentials! Gay people aren't necessarily transgender. I'm transgender and the word does bother me in this context. (Sorry,
    Carmelita, you and I can agree to disagree!)

    Also, jdee, you might be surprised to learn that "dudes chopping off their junk" hardly ever happens these days.
    Transgender people might live with their biology or they might "have their junk inverted", they don't chop it off. I hope you learned something today!

    November 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lumpy

      OK. Finally someone makes a stand. I was honestly starting to get a little tired listening to a ton of people agreeing w/ eachother (as I do btw). Then give society a nickname that doesnt offend you. Because transgender folk are not insulated from nicknames sorry to say... no group is. Please... provide one. I would argue that tranny is about as "accepting" and non-offensive as there is. But I can admit that I might be wrong. Provide us with a nickname.

      November 11, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Russel

    I refuse to ever be PC since it's more entertaining screwing with pathetic groups like GLAAD, PETA, and the other bs groups that are out there.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Name*B-boy


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  115. John

    I enjoy Jay the Atheists comment. If this was like facebook, it would be liked. I think that GLAAD, just like PETA, have done some great things, its just that now that theyre winning and their goals are being accomplished, they need to find some new controversey to keep themselves in the limelight. If you get offended by something on tv, you just need to grow up. I believe no word should be censored, as Eric Cartman said: "What's the big deal it doesn't hurt anybody?" I know its not a real source but its the best quote I could think of

    November 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Mike

    I'm a gay man, and I find GLAAD to be over the top some times in their PC witch hunts. This is another glaring example of bringing negative attention to the LGBT community by those who are supposed to be positive.

    Let's focus on the more important issues rather than petty PC BS.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  117. sparky

    I am a gay man who supports glbt causes and all I can say about gladd being annoyed over the use of the word tranny is GET OVER IT> there is political correctness then there is just stupidity. a high school student is not going to say Trans gendered person they are ging to say tranny! I mean we do still live in the real world right?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  118. mejazzbo

    Kids can hear it on the street, but not hear it on TV. Overprotection leads to a very naive public. The real world will alway find you. Prepare yourselves.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      Well, they had to hear "Sensational Transylvania" instead of the real lyrics ...

      November 2, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Carmelita

    I'm a tranny and I find this a bit silly. It's sad that people can't differentiate between fiction and reality.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  120. jdee

    Here's an idea GLADD, stop condoning dudes chopping off their junk.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  121. zephmom

    i thought the point was that he was just repeating what his parents in, be careful what you say and how you act in front of your kids...which should be something GLAAD supports since if parents are more tolerant (at least in front of their kids) then the kids won't grow up to be hateful.

    right?! am i missing something? lol

    November 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Jay Kay

    Not only that, but they used the M word, The E word, and twice they used the K word! What is this world coming to!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  123. seri ously

    Its not ignorant to use those words, its funny in the right context!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  124. WonDoh

    We accept their lifestyles, so why can't they accept our ignorance. Some people just need to lighten up.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  125. seri ously

    Thank you RTN, they are acting like Al Sharpton everytime he says he is "protecting and defending" us. BS! They are both out for their own interests!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  126. old school

    I didn't know what the word was until I read the whole article. I believe everybody has the right to do what they please, but don't get offended when a word is used by the so-called wrong people. It's like the n-word, either everybody can use it or nobody can. I've heard plenty of gay and lesbians use the word in both derogatory and praising manners. GLAAD needs to police the people they represent first, then move onto the unknowing public

    November 2, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  127. RTN

    As a gay man I plead, GLADD quit being so Gay! Really, your grabbing for headlines by protesting Tranny? What is wrong with my people?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Lady

    I agree with everyone else in here, it's not a big deal. But besides all that, the use of the word wasn't necessarily supported by the makers of Glee simply because it existed in the script. Think about it, the kid said his PARENTS were the ones that didn't want him dressing like a Tranny. If anything it shows how out-dated parenting affects the lives of more modern and progressive-minded children. What's wrong with that?

    November 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  129. seri ously

    I did not even know what the T word was before reading the article. What's next the G word, the L word, the D word. Stop making this crap up and calm your drama queen selves down!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricia

      We all knew weeks ago that Glee was doing a halloween Rocky Horror show, so why weren't GLAAD proactive in the first place in contacting the writers to make sure their drama queen @$$es weren't offended. There's no point complaining after the fact.......... what a bunch of victims !!!

      November 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  130. seri ously

    I didn't even know what the T word was before reading the article. What's next the G word, the L word, the D word. Stop making this crap up and calm your drama queen selves down!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  131. me

    I am sick of all this pc bs too. Pretty much everything could offend some people. I have a big nose and i hear jokes about people with big noses all the time and i dont call up the shows and complain. If we start taking things off air and out of print where does it end? People need to stop being so sensitive. Some things are offensive. Thats life.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Be Quiet

    Oh come on GLAAD, you have to pick your battles! I'm gay, and I think "tranny" (and the use of it on Glee) is hilarious!

    As a gay man, I really think GLAAD oversteps it's bounds at times. I'm also an animal lover, and sometimes PETA is out of control. Same thing!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Phil

    So, if GLADD wants script approval for "Glee" are they willing to grant that same right to censor the show to certain faith based groups that find the show offensive as well? If GLADD takes out what they find insensitive and then the "Westboro Baptists" are treated equally and take out what they don't like, what is left for the rational viewers to watch? GLADD has become just another group that is willing to sacrifice credibility for publicity.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Sport 13

    Wow, if this is all the blow hard moralists can find to complain about, it must be a slow day. There's 10 times worse stuff talked about and graphically shown on your local evening news, and every crime drama on TV. No one whines and complains about that though because your not "targeting" a particular groups "feelings" These people are the real joke.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Thatsfunny

    Ha ha ha ha ha!! He said but hurt!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Lindsay

    Oh PLEASE! If anyone has EVER seen the movie, they'd know that trannies are some of the actual characters.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  137. MissyB1127

    seriously i am getting offended by GLADD!! first its vince vaughn not being able to say gay now its tranny? lets look for something to offend us and make the whole world pay attention. grow up people say these things in real life its no big deal when they say it in the media

    November 2, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Matt

    I guess GLAAD missed the episode "duets" when Santana & Brittany talked about "scissoring". I know I was GLAD I saw it!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Nicole


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  140. seri ously

    Climb down off your cross, use the wood to build a bridg, and get your gay tranny a$$ over it. This is supposed to be ya'll's show anyway. Don't bite the hand that feeds into your own agenda!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  141. seri ously

    Climb down off your cross, use the wood to build a bridg, and get your gay a$$ over it. This is supposed to be ya'll's show anyway. Don't bite the hand that feeds into your own agenda!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Justin

    I'm gay and I'm sick of the complaining. Hot tranny mess is funny, Vince Vaughn is funny...all my gay brothers and sisters chill out. Since when are we so touchy? Let's fight for the things that matter. Bullying, equal rights...quit getting all worked up just because of a little word someone says. Why is it okay for us to make those jokes but when it's done on tv or a movie it's wrong? I'm also biracial and I've heard the "N" word used in many movies. Has anyone seen "A Time to Kill?" Great movie! I don't see everyone getting all worked up over that. The bullying needs to stop, we deserve equal rights but all this touchy stuff needs to go.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  143. julofCO

    I didn't know tranny was a dirty word...

    November 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Julia

    What's with all these Trannys acting like a bunch of Trannys about this Tranny word? I don't see what the big Tranny deal is about a word so Tranny stupid as Tranny. It's Re-God-Tranny-Diculous that everyone is acting like such a bunch of Trannys over this.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Superhiro

    Seriously Tim, it's going way to far. I mean, I'm half black and sure, I get upset when people use the N word or whatever, but not once have I ever thought we should ban the word. It's only gonna bother you as much as you let it.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Mike

    I'm reading this article thinking "tra**y?" is it "trashy" what is the "offensive" word they are writing about? I had to read the comments to learn it was tranny. Big deal. Get over yourselves!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Jay

    holy crap seriously GLAAD? you people need to find more to do with your time than to sit there and scan every single little derogatory remark made on tv and create a huge stink about it. do you realize it is because of you people that no one can say anything to anyone anymore without realizing they might offend the person? so whats next? i cant call my child a kid because its demeaning to her stature? i mean back in the 80s and definately in the 70s people were sooo much more looser than we are now.. remember a little movie called Blazing Saddles from Mel Brooks? that movie used every single slur and and derogatory word towards everyone it could. and you know what? that movie is considered a comedy classic. do you think mel brooks could make that movie today with how society is? no way! he would be under fire from every single rights group in the country. but back then it was very acceptable and people just didnt care. in fact when my daughter is old enough i am going to make sure she watches that movie so she can understand how it used to be back then.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Listener

      You're right about Blazing Saddles. Mel Brooks could never make a movie like that today without catching heat from every organization under the sun. As a matter of fact, when the movie is aired occasionally on the comedy channel I've noticed certain words that aren't even cuss words are either muted or dubbed with a different less offensive word. Oddly enough an occasional curse word will be allowed and not muted. It's weird that profanity is acceptable, but words that may offend others but are not profane are not acceptable.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank Mondana

      The really funny part about Blazing Saddles is some of the articles written about it claim it is a racist, offensive movie when the reality is that it is about racism and the stupidity of bigots.

      November 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  148. me

    Wow a word used one time in one episode do you think people remember that sentence even people watch glee for the story and the music who cares about one little word used one time and forgotten about

    November 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  149. James

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

    Oh wait, maybe not. Words only hurt if YOU give them that power. If you don't let words have power over you, you don't have to worry what words other people use. Get over it.

    November 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Tim

    You have got to be kidding me, in this day and age is there nothing better for people to do than to nit pick every television episode, movie, video game and find things that they don't like, in turn trying to push those beliefs and opinions down the throats of everyone else in America? For crying out loud people, freedom of speech isn't something that means "only words that aren't hurtful". I'm from the "country" and don't like being called a 'Red Neck' but you don't see me getting all butt hurt when it's used. I don't understand the stupidity of people anymore, not saying that I understood it in the past, but it wasn't nearly as bad as it is getting nowadays.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  151. zbtrocker

    This is beyond stupid.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Ashes

    People just need to get over themselves and stop being so sensitive.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Tr@nny

    I thought he was talking about his car's transmission......

    November 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jae

      Definitely not – I'm sure car parts would find that term degrading and offensive.

      November 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  154. AllyCat

    So I guess GLAAD would prefer that there are no references anywhere to anything "LGTB" and that we go back to pretending that gay people don't exist. Is that better??? I don't think so.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Stephanie

    I admit it – I am clueless! What does tranny mean? Never heard of it before. I was trying to fill in the blanks and came up with trashy and thought not so bad. I had to read the comments to be clued in. Help me out. I am just a naive mom – and here I thought I was so hip!

    November 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Lance

    AHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhh stop it! Just stop it!!
    Lets ban the word GLAAD! Lets ban the word "ban". Lets ban the word "intolerance". For GODs sake people get some common sense!

    November 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  157. NoRockyHorror

    Well, I guess if the PC police all had their way the movie and tv screens would be blank. There definitely could not have been an original Rocky Horror Picture show. Reminds me of the cultural revolution in china in some ways – we all must be the same.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  158. A

    GLAAD is starting to sound as absurd as PETA ...

    November 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RTN

      God I was just thnking the same thing!

      November 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • skippy

      wait, saying that glaad is as stupid as peta makes someone a pet hater? I love my pets but I don't just THINK peta is stupid, I KNOW they are! During katrina, peta folks were more concerned about animal rights than saving the animals. the humane society i worked with almost left the area because the peta folks were so hostile to everyone! i usually never have anything to say about glaad, but this is stupid, like the usual peta responce to anything!

      November 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scooby

      Rhut Rho!

      November 3, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Pet?

      Linda the PETA approved word is "companion animal" not pet. The word "pet" has been deemed as too dismissive, almost as if people have more rights than animals.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      I love how the first thing that comes to mind for all these whiners about the article is that GLAAD is no different than PETA. A psychologist would have a field day with that. LGBT, especially Ts apparently, aren't really humans or people, so it's ok if we use the word tranny in a derogatory sense. Let's lump them in with animals and treat them as such. They're not people! They won't mind! Idiots.

      November 3, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  159. LoveGlee

    I loved this episode, I think it's was Glee's best yet. I was caught by suprise that Rocky used the word "nuttage" ...but I love that it was edgy.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Eric B

    Erbs-THAT is great! Why are we so afraid of words! Terrible...things go too far sometimes!

    November 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Erbs

    im gay and there is nothing wrong with the word TRANNY! its about time someone says it on tv!!!!! i wish there were more TRANNY shows on tv for me to watch!!!!!!!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • b

      I'm offended by the word b-i-t-c-h. Maybe everyone should stop saying that too.

      November 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      Isn't it funny that you knew you couldn't directly spell such language in a thread while trying to sarcasticly argue against its use. So there are means to which people or corporations go to to prohibit the use of certain words. I would argue that while it certainly isn't necessary to use the "b" word, it hardly compares to the use of slurs against a particular group of individuals. Thanks for trolling, come again...

      November 3, 2010 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      I don't get why that issue is made into controversy, when the show has done so much good in it's portrayal of Kurt. The show has had some of the most touching moments when Kurt and his Dad interact. And the Mike story was intentional. It was sad was that his parents crushed his spirit in such a cut and dry manner.

      And about freedom of speech. Just because you have the right to carry a gun doesn't mean you get to shoot anyone you want. Actions have consequences. What are you teaching the younger generation? Bullying isn't just about physical violence, most bullying is done in the form of verbal harassment. Children committing suicide is a very real consequence to hurtful language. Never point a loaded gun and pull the trigger unless you know the concequence.

      November 3, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  162. Elle

    Oh boo hoo, ya'll don't have anything else to do? Get over it

    November 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Superhiro

    I totally agree with Dr. Laura. You can't just ban people from using certain words because it hurts your feelings. Freedom of speech? Remember that one? Grow a thicker skin or move somewhere else.

    November 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Tranny??

    Is there anything GLAAD does like?!

    November 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Appreciate

      They DO NOT LIKE anything. . .I think they prefer that we bow down to their level of puritanism. . .but bet you those GLADD guys have more skeletons to hide than any of us have, yet they mask it by going to the public saying that a lot of us are a bunch of oppressive insensitive fools.

      November 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Big Gay Al

    Hey Dr. Laura, you and Michael Richards should go on tour together

    November 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Jay the Athiest

    Gay and Lesbians Advocating Absurd Disputes

    November 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  167. LL

    I find it hard for GLAAD to justify the usage of the word "tranny" as derogatory when Hollywood and the fashion industry are full of gay people. If anything, they should focus less on pointing the finger at others who they think are misusing the word after-the-fact and more on having their own supporters speak out against it in the various fields in which they work before it even makes it on the air.

    I think GLAAD has dropped the ball themselves on this matter.

    November 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Greg

    Wow....seriously? Enough GLAAD....that'll be just about enough out of you!

    November 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Eric

    A Tranny is tranny there isn't much more to it that. Here is a show that is cutting edge and doing things that no one else is doing and this is bull. I'm gay and I love the show and have no issue with tranny being used. I'm also a realist. Some people don't understand gay life nor do they want too. It's life real life. Not everyone is going to accept you but as long as they don't attempt to oppress you then it's ok.

    November 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • s

      I totally agree with everything you said.

      November 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Appreciate

      I agree. Some people are too, too sensitive, the reality is they need to get over it. . .there are better things in this world to worry about.

      November 2, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • DavidM

      Absolutely 100% on the money. When are people going to get over themselves. PC is one thing, but BS is another. Stop being the word police. You want to be offended? Listen to Rush "to judgement" Limbaugh, Sarah "crap" Palin or Ann "please flush me down into the sewer where I belong" Coulter.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • kates

      yeah...dr. frank-n-furter WAS a tranny! all the trannies i know use the term tranny to refer to their lifestyle. there's a very popular club event in san francisco called trannyshack. it's promoted by trannies. not once have i ever heard this term used as an insult in the same way people use "gay" as an insult. come on, GLAAD, you have more important things to worry about.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThatGuy

      This has to be the most level headed comment from a gay dude that I've ever read on CNN. If all gays were like you and I could somehow convince Christians that they're not living the faith by inhibiting free will and hating....maybe we really could get along on this mud ball. Great comment Eric...who want to live in a boring world....PC sucks!!!

      November 2, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |

      So... you're ok if folks continue to use the word "Gay" as in "that's so gay" when describing something that in their mind is lame, or stupid, or ignorant? Your comment ... it's so gay.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • kates


      who are you talking to? no one in this thread said anything about being ok with "gay" as an insult.

      November 3, 2010 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
    • SWOOSH...

      That's the sound of aimee's comment going over right over your head kates... Using gay as an insult is exactly the same as using tranny in this particular situation to refer to transgender. Nice try though...

      November 3, 2010 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  170. Overit

    I second that Yani.. really in this day and age. Who cares! Go cry and fuss over important topics!

    November 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  171. yani

    omg...GET OVER IT!!!! I swear all of this stupid GLAAD and all these other organizations need to loosen up or go hide in a corner somewhere. Its gettin relentless and tiring. If u dont like it then go somewhere!! JEEZ!!

    November 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Curt

      I agree with you. And CNN should use the word "tranny", not tra**y. It's not a swear word. Especially in the headline. I wonder what idiot approved that.

      November 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denizen Kate

      I agree, too. Note to GLAAD (and other "let's not hurt anyone's feelings" groups): every television remote includes a button for turning the thing off. It is usually labeled "Power." Feel free to use it.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiff


      but it is OUR RIGHT TO SAY WHAT WE WANT!!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!! You heard of it GLAAD folks?

      November 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Big Gay Al

    Adam Carolla is right, in fifty years, We'll all be chicks... This PC BS is going way to far.

    November 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • St

      Really? This is probably the most pathetic complaint I've heard recently. Why in the world do we need to filter out the word "tranny"? Next GLAAD will be complaining because they call someone a "girl" instead of a "woman" GASP!

      November 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatnext

      And CNN doesn't dare use it. Are they afraid they'll get sent to their room? If a national news service is in that much denial, their credibility is out the window.

      November 2, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Seriously? Exactly who objects to the use of this word? What, if I get 15 friends together who decide they don't like being called, "Tall" I could publicly demand the world stops using the word? This is nonsense. I'm keeping the word!

      November 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      Come on! Let's grow a backbone America. I'm so exhausted of everything having to be PC. Who cares! Really?

      November 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • KevC

      Would it be inappropriate to say "grow a pair" . this is ridiculous. So having a character that is a straight up stereotype isn't offensive to them but the word tranny is.

      November 2, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |

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