I just think it’s two entirely separate issues. There are terms like “tranny” and “she-male” which are being used to address two entirely different groups of people. It’s like a Native American being mad that someone used the word “Indian” to describe someone from India, or black people being outraged over the word “spook” if it’s being used to describe a spy. If “tranny” was a racial descriptor rather than one referring to (in RuPaul’s case) a transvestite, it would be harder to draw these connections, but in way, it is because of the perceived connection between the L, G, B, and T that there’s even an issue in the first place. If Carmen Carrera (who wouldn’t even BE a trans* icon if it weren’t for RuPaul) had been called a “she-male,” that would have been offensive, but that’s why she was left out. The ones who were called she-males were the ones who were MALE and yet being called SHE due to being in drag. It is an awful truth of course that people use these words in hurtful ways against different groups of people, but that doesn’t mean that they suddenly own a monopoly on the words that other people use to describe themselves too.