One of the hot topics we’ve been covering is the controversy over RuPaul’s Drag Race use of the word tranny and she-male.
Some say the words are hurtful and don’t belong on a reality TV show. Others are calling it a free speech issue, and are telling those who have a problem with it to lighten up.
Most famously musician Calpernia Addams said she doesn’t like the word she-male but she doesn’t want to start policing art.
Drag Race contestant Joslyn Fox said it’s hypocritical of gays to tell trans people what they can or can’t do.
And then there’s BenDeLaCreme, who says hurtful words don’t belong in a drag queens vocabulary and will spoil all the fun:
Today we’re joined by Parke Marie Molloy, one blogger who’s led the charge against using these words and says we can’t move forward towards equality if we don’t address this issue. Parker writes for the Advocate as their trans issues correspondent.
Listen as Parker Marie talks takes us to task for some of the things we’ve said on this show and Parker receives a special phone call from Alaska Thunderfuck who made the controversial video where he had RuPaul shoot a transgender blogger dead with a blow dryer.