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Logo TV Responds To RuPaul's 'Tranny' Commentary

Drag superstar RuPaul spoke out on the "tranny" controversy last week, stating "I love the word 'tranny'" and defending her use of the word.

As you can tell from the comments that resulted from Ru's proclamation, reaction is heated--although interestingly we'd note that the majority of commenters appear to agree with Ru. 

Logo TV, the network that airs RuPaul's Drag Race, doesn't appear to be on the same page as the iconic Drag Race host. 

In a statement to BuzzFeed the network reasserted its rejection of the word and separated Logo's views from those of RuPaul, saying:

“These comments did not come from Logo. We are committed to supporting the entire LGBT community and will not feature any anti-trans rhetoric on our shows.”

RuPaul's Drag Race is hugely successful for Logo and Ru is practically the face of the network at this point. Do you think both sides will just agree to disagree on this divisive issue? 

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Drag queens/trannies are mentally ill and should be put down like dogs. They have no self worth nor positive contribution to society.

Rupaul clearly has AIDS. Old, ugly, sunken nigger face.

U sir are a very disrespectful piece of shit human being that would hide behind a keyboard and be a Internet thug. Like bitch bye...

Move to Bravo and get a wider audience. Worked for Project Runway on Lifetime. 

I support RuPaul 100%. In my personal opinion, Ru is an icon. He has paved the way for so many. Though we are all entitled to our opinion, mine is right there with mama Ru.

Some of the comments on this page make me sick. If someone finds something offense you have two options.

1) Try to be considerate and stop offending them

2) Be an asshole and not give a damn how it hurts someone's feelings.

When I offend someone I usually just apologize and try not to do it again if it is within my power, regardless of whether or not I find it offensive or not, because I wouldn't want someone disregarding how I felt if they said something to offend me.

I am glad Logo stood up and banned the word. Logo can't really call itself the LGBTQ network if it disregards the T  --- if you know what I mean.

what saddest to me is not only does this fringe clique of trans-hacktivists NOT know their trans herstory.. they don't seem to care to know it either :(

I love and respect the tranny pioneers.. I look up to them and Im a proud young tranny because of it.

"Tranny was invented as a term of affection between those of us who wished to live outside the gender binary system."
-MX Justin Bond, tranny artist & pioneer
https://www.facebook.com/justinvivianbond/photos/a.10152519194064319.107...

"The word tranny has its origins within trans culture and from people who themselves identified in some way as trans, or were the allies of trans people. These were the people who fought the real battles, who came out of the closet. They stood on the side of tolerance and freedom. These people are owed respect for their efforts and their courage...
Censoring language censors history. In this case, the history for whom the word “tranny” was and is a unifying word and a step up. Turning “tranny” into a prejorative is an insult to those who stood for the rights of trans people to be seen and heard."
-Veronica Vera, founder of the first transgender academy ever, 32 years ago
http://veronicavera.wordpress.com/.../miss-vera-on-tranny/

"Tranny began as a uniting term amongst ourselves. Of course it’s going to be picked up and used as a denigrating term by mean people in the world. But even if we manage to get them to stop saying tranny like a thrown rock, mean people will come up with another word to wound us with. So, let’s get back to using tranny as a uniting term amongst ourselves."
-Kate Bornstein, tranny LEGEND
http://katebornstein.typepad.com/kate_bornsteins_blog/2009/07/who-you-ca...

Logo no longer brands itself as a LGBT network. Hasn't for years. Sorry

If it weren't for Ru, Logo would have nothing LGBTQ on the network. Yes Gay men love Golden Girls and Designing Women, but the Halmark channel plays them just as much. Logo should return to the type of programming that they had when the network started. 

I support RuPaul 100% don't get so bent out of shape because of a word.. if u do. You might have sum deeper issues to work out. Can I get a Henny... with a TRANNY CHASER

Other than Ru, LOGO has sucked for a few years now. 

This whole world has just gotten too sensitive for it's own good. If people got as uppity about other actual causes as they do about name calling, things might actually get done in the world

Society has become too politically correct. For the longest time, 'Tranny' was just used as a non-clinical version of transsexual with no negative connotation to it. But par for the course, some in the gay community and outside the community began using the word in a negative way. If people cannot go back to understanding the 'intent' of a word being used and get away from hyper-sensitivity that the word was even used, then we are all doomed to living in a boring and thoughtless environment.

RuPaul is a self-hating, sleaze queen! No wonder he doesn't have a fuck buddy, LOL.

Uuuhh....he does and wealthy one at that for 20yrs who's the sleaze queen now Calvin

I repeat!. RuPaul is a self-hating, sleazy queen! With a worthless white bottom for boyfriend !!!

Calvin you're an idiot...... Get a clue.

Lol!! No fuck buddy as bad as other self-hating queens using homophobic slurs!

He's been married for 20 years smartass!

No fuck buddy (still) LOL!!

Somebody needs to slap you really frickin hard and rattle your damn teeth Calvin. YOU ARE NOT FUNNY 

Absolutely ridiculous and with little to no merit. No offense was intended by RuPaul. Major victim mentality going on here...proving yet again how we in the LGBTQ ....community eat our own. LOGO should be ashamed of itself for not standing behind RuPaul. They need to check in with their viewership and see who's actually watching their shows. Ten to One..it's the fags and queens and not the actual gender reassigned. Stupid controversy. Ru Rules. Logo can bite it. Tranny on all who raise a fist in celebration of gender diversity. The rainbow's got a million colors.

All of the people demonizing the trans* community for speaking out against what they find offensive are such a joke. These are the same people who get bent out of shape when folks who don't identify as gay used the word fag or faggot. Please have several seats.

Trannies are worthless mental cases that should be put down like dogs.

Not only are you a people hater but you hate animals as well.

You ignorant piece of shit! 

Actually it's trolls like you who are mental cases that should be put down like the mad dogs you are.

you whore! how dare you?

That is exactly the kind of bigoted hatred that this whole statement/situation is talking about.  Everyone is special, unique, and deserving of respect(until they do something to destroy it).  To simply put all trans people in a category and say that they are, "worthless mental cases that should be put down like dogs" shows your ignorance.  Trans people deserve to have the same opportunities to be happy just like you and everyone else.  I pity you for you obviously have way too much hate in your heart.  Let it go and find the world is a much better place if you make it that way.

I agree with you but that still doesn't make them men or women because they still carry the chromosome they were born with til the day they die

You again.  Let's meet sometime, Kevdobbins and I'll kick your bitch ass.  Come out of the closet already, or go back in and shut the fuck up.

I was not offended by Shemail on the show, the bitter ones who did not win need to get over it and move on, there are far better things we need to be fighting over, this is not it.

 When a word is declared offensive by a group you stop using it. Case closed!

Only it was one person (A fucking social justice blogger who thinks sitting on their ass is actually doing something) who complained about the phrase She-Mail and it got public coverage, on a few dozen websites; people then jumped up onto the PC band wagon as it rolled on past. 
Because rather than take a stand and tell the blogger to shut up and learn about why they feel that word is offensive and why it actually isn't offensive Logo cow-towed and got whipped by a person. Now everyone knows they can go "Oh this is offensive" and Logo will bend over backwards and do what they can to make something that isn't offensive disappear.

Fuck Logo for refusing to stand up like it should have and defending it's programs and fuck people who are out there right now bitching and moaning and making the world more and more conformed and politically correct.

So here let me end by saying You have offended me, by posting an opinion that differs from my own and suppresses my freedoms of speech and rights to expression.

All the love in the world, 
Your friendly neighborhood trans dyke.

Damn, we still talkin bout this shit?? Boooo! Next!

The argument is ridiculous and unfounded. If trans are so sensitive to the terms, they need their own platform as the GLB community has helped in the education of their sexual identity versus sexual preference.

As a transsexual myself it's not the word that was offensive but the rest v of the speech that got to me because transgendered are strong people a lot more so than just your drag queen so we should have the right to say hey that's offensive. This whole thing is dividing a community when we already have enough to fight for. Today being transgendered is probably one of the most difficult way of life and takes real strength and courage to be not just in the night Time at the gay clubs but in the day at our jobs and with the straight community who most often doesn't understand us. So it's very difficult to live as a transgendered person. But once you find your strength and courage it's amazing and honestly nothing really bothers me anymore. But there are a lot of my brothers and sisters dieing for the cause so yes if it's offensive to a transsexual to call them"trany" than Don't. ...... k why be a Jerk and tell them to get over it when people the struggle they face you'll never know unless you are.

So, you want to empower their right to be a victim? Because that's all they're doing. They are saying that a word, a word said in love and trust is hurtful to them. Bologne! That's one of the biggest crocks of crap I've ever heard. It's a bunch of discontent, insecure children who are too terrified to be who they are. If a community who has already accepted them with open arms has to be responsible for their feelings, be responsible for their happiness (which will never work) by modifying what words can and can not be used, then they are NOT now, nor ever will be meant to be true tranny's!
It takes backbone, and if they qq about a word, then they don't have what it takes and need to reassess.
If this keeps up, I swear I will never show any tranny who cries about this crap any respect in any way, and will go out of my way to make their lives more miserable. TRANY TRANNY TRANNY

OMG, did 3 of them just die? Will they live if you clap?
No one clap.
 

Seriously getting tired of this. Over sensitive people need to get over themselves. First they made Ru stopped calling it "She Mail" (which is sorely missed by everyone I know) and now Ru can't say tranny anymore? Are people forgetting this show is called Ru Paul's DRAG Race? The only reason I (and everyone I know) ever watches LOGO is to see Ru's show - they could be a little more respectful! 

Yes Tranny and Nier are the same thing because we take Trannys out and beat them and drag them by the back of our cars, and hang them, and force them to be our slaves. That is what the word Nigger is attatched to a time in our history when black men and women were harmed. any word can be derogatory, if i say stupid white or dumb mexican then its bad. just saying tranny and homo and gay arent bad unles you add stuff to it. I hope Rupaul leaves logo and goes somewhere else, Logo is boring, and after they dropped Sordid Lives and only basically play repeats or trash; They should be on the ground worshiping Rupaul's feet.  

I come from a drag family of mostly Trans members and I must say the phrase used on RuPaul did not offend them from what they have told me. They are grateful for what Ru has done for the drag community as well as the GLBT community. I myself think that everyone is blowing it out of proportion and should just remember that we all are a family. Lets just get over it and look forward to a new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and Gay Pride season.

I guess it's like nigger, only black people can use the word. So only gays can use tranny and have it mean "gurl friend". 

You're right Hector! It's just like using spic or wetback!!

SHUT UP CALVIN

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