Posted on Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:25 AM PDT
To celebrate the 13th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, GLAAD published a guest blog post written by Kelly Osbourne, in which she apologizes for past remarks and offers support to the LGBT community.
Miss Osbourne was contacted by GLAAD via Twitter, after she used several anti-transgender words during a recent interview with Glamour UK.
After speaking with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy organization, Osbourne expressed:
- â€œAs a lifelong LGBT ally and friend, I feel it is my duty to not only apologize for my wrong but to also correct it. The word â€œtr*nnyâ€ is a derogatory and hurtful word. I was completely ignorant to this and soon came to realize most of my peers and LGBT friends are too. This is a word I will no longer use or allow."
Mike Thompson, Acting President of GLAAD, said in a statement about Kelly's blog post: â€œKelly is taking the right step by using this as an opportunity to express her support of the transgender community and educate her fans about the hardships that they face for being who they are. We hope she inspires more allies of the LGBT community to speak out and have their own voices heard.â€
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