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Ask a Homo: Can I Be a Rude Jerk When Talking About Trans People?

Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the queers of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other conundrums.

In today’s very special edition, Outward contributor, Garden State Equality executive director, and real-life transgender woman Andrea Majanik Bowen responds to a question about talking to, or about, trans people.

If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, thisis your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to slateoutward@gmail.com, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.

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