...old habits die hard.
Nevertheless, I went to see the live Drag Race tour last night - because I just love a drag show - and while it was great, there were a lot of jokes cracked using the word "shemale." Many of the queens performing (and also host Michelle Visage) cracked small jokes about Shemale.
I was pleased that the TV show has officially dropped "She-Mail"/"Shemale" and the term "tranny." This seems to be a good move on the part of being more inclusive and less trans-phobic - not that I am an expert, just taking cues from those around me.