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At this weekend's GLAAD Media Awards, an event that promotes positive depictions of LGBT people in the media, The Advocate asked stars about their experiences being called an anti-LGBT slur for the first time, which for many queer people is a painful rite of passage.
Listen to the stories of Transparent's Alexandra Billings, GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, the Prancing Elites, The Fosters' Peter Paige, RuPaul's Drag Race's Carson Kressley, I Am Cait's Jenny Boylan, Transparent's Zackary Drucker, Gay Skit Happens' Stephen Guarino, Faking It's Elliot Fletcher, Recovery Road's Daniel Franzese, and The Bold and the Beautiful's Scott Turner Schofield. And feel free to leave your own stories in the comments.
WARNING: Video contains language that may offend some viewers.