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I don’t like the word trans being used in front of anybody’s job title, like trans hacker, trans actress,” Jamie said. “The media likes to use it as a disclaimer. Until the world at large and the media are more comfortable with trans people, and the word trans is used as an accolade, I’m not comfortable with Nomi being referred to as a trans hacker. She’s a hacker, who is trans. If you want to refer to somebody as an award winning actress, that’s an accolade. But trans is never used as an accolade; it’s used as a disclaimer, and I think that that needs to stop.

Jaime Clayton, AfterEllen interview


(via queercophine)