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    hello! the word transsexual is currently disallowed from appearing in titles, tags, or go live messages. i assume you at twitch have experienced feedback that the term is outmoded, offensive, or superseded by other words; perhaps also you're responding to the use of the term in adult material. i must urge and entreat you to reconsider on both counts! the term transsexual will celebrate a century of use since it's coining in 1923, and to many its not outmoded or offensive -- it's simply what we are. i'm one! my friends are transsexuals, the queens who i grew up with are transsexuals, many of the people in trans history i look up to and draw lineage from called themselves transsexuals. i have no ideological agenda in bringing this to you, no bone to pick with other umbrella terms, no desire to force people to use words they dislike. twitch already allows "queer" in titles and tags; although not everyone loves the term, it's open to use for those with whom it resonates. right now, twitch's tag/title moderation treats what i am like a slur, swear, or scarlet letter -- i simply wish for the chance to call myself what i am. thank you for considering!