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New Name For Adelaide Nightclub Slammed As "Transphobic"

A controversial name change has attracted criticism.

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People have slammed the rebrand as "racist" and "transphobic", saying it appropriates South East Asian culture and is disrespectful to transgender people.

The term "ladyboy" refers to a Thai gender identity. It is often understood in the West to mean transgender women, but has a complex and culturally specific meaning in Thailand and other parts of South East Asia.

In Australia, the term is offensive and considered a transphobic slur.

People have criticised the name change on the Tijuana Showgirls Facebook page and on Twitter.

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Y did Tijuana Showgirls (Adelaide club) change it's name to a transphobic slur #stupid

The fact that none of this nightclubs supporters can understand how goddamned offensive this is, is mind boggling. http://t.co/4UnGVxXCMU

The new club is set to launch on Saturday night, with management yet to respond publicly to the criticism.

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