Drag Queens and Trans Women Fight to Positively Brand 'Tranny'

Mimi Imfurst TS Madison Tranny Debate

With all the recent debate and controversy surrounding ‘Tranny,’ a few drag queens and trans women have taken the fight into their own hands to positively brand the term.

During the height of the debate between RuPaul and Carmen Carrera last week, past RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 contestants Mimi Imfurst and Mariah Balenciaga shared the below images on Facebook. These image, which announce “I am a Tranny. Don’t tell me what words I can’t use to describe myself,” have received mostly positive comment feedback. Mimi even made the image her profile picture.

These are the images they shared:

Mimi Imfurst RuPaul's Drag Race Tranny
Image Credit: Facebook.com/MimiImfurst
Mariah Paris Balenciaga RuPaul's Drag Race Tranny
Image Credit: Facebook.com/MariahBalenciaga

Amongst the transgender community, trans adult entertainer and Vine celebrity TS Madison recently addressed how this debate is dividing the community. Today, in a new video posted entitled ‘Re Uniting the Community,’ TS goes back stage at The Palace in Miami with TP Lords to talk to the queens and address the controversy. They kiki about the show and openly call themselves ‘Trannies,’ in a lighthearted way.

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For better or for worse, what do you think the outcome of this whole controversy will have on the LGBT community? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, tell us what you think about Drag Race queens’ photos and TS’s video… is this debate being handled in the right manner?