Scroll To Top
Transgender

WATCH: Jenny Boylan, Kate Bornstein Debate T-Word on 'I Am Cait'

WATCH: Jenny Boylan, Kate Bornstein Debate T-Word on 'I Am Cait'

Jenny

In this exclusive clip, the two trans icons discuss how personal the word is to each of them.

Nbroverman

Even though Caitlyn Jenner's Republican political affiliations are getting all the attention, her E! reality show also includes discussions on the shifting nature of identity and language.

On Sunday's episode of I Am Cait -- the second of the second season -- activist and academic Jennifer Finney Boylan (pictured above) and author Kate Bornstein have an emotional conversation about the word "tranny." The women, traveling with Jenner and other activists on a cross-country trip to promote trans equality, have very different opinions on the word. Bornstein says the trans community themselves created "tranny," while Boylan says it's been used to hurt and minimize gender-nonconforming people; she also describes a terrifying experience she had with the word.

Watch below.

Nbroverman
30 Years of Out100Out / Advocate Magazine - Jonathan Groff & Wayne Brady

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Neal Broverman

Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.