Going to be real with some of my followers right now. Unless you are reclaiming slurs that are DIRECTED right at your portion of the trans community, or have been used at you before, I don't want to see it. Ever. I don't want to see slurs used in photo descriptions unless they are at request of the trans person in question that is in the photo.
Respect Gender Pronouns [Follow this link to find a short video of two slam poets exploring the issue of gender identity.: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2010/07/hir-poem-brave-new-voices.html]
O-okay...I'm not crying you are. Ive finally told about half of my friends my preferred name and pronouns and I was freaking out because I told them over text, well two of my friends anyways, and they both were super supportive. I bawled because I thought they wouldn't want to be my friend anymore
"Swedes are shaking up their language with a new gender-neutral pronoun. The pronoun, “hen,” allows speakers and writers to refer to a person without including reference to a person’s gender. This month, the pronoun made a big leap toward mainstream usage when it was added to the country’s National Encyclopedia."
"Language matters. Show respect for transgender people by using proper pronouns--their pronouns" [click on this image to find an insightful short clip featuring a number of trans activists answering the question, "How do you describe your gender identity?"] Artist: Sam M. (http://alphabonesoup.tumblr.com/post/47701756403)
That last bit really gets me. You shouldn't be embarassed, but the fact that you changed genders is not as important as who you are now. This really helped me to understand how to use proper words, too.