TS Madison talks life before porn fame (part 1)

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TS Madison is an adult entertainer, model, comedian, actress, and a social media sensation. Through her company, Raw Dawg Entertainment, her adult videos and personality have opened new doors not only for the LGBT community but for her also. She spoke recently with rolling out.

When did you first discover you were transgender?

It’s difficult for me to answer that question in a short amount of time. You really do not know you’re transgender. I knew I was transgender when my hormones started racing. I was attracted to boys, specifically straight men. I knew I was a horny boy. At first I would say I was transvestite-like. A transvestite puts on women’s clothes for sexual gratification. It was later that I felt I could identify myself as transgender. I was raised by a single mom and she was a real source of strength and power. So much so, that I started to embody everything I saw in my mom. Like being a woman and beauty and the whole essence of womanhood. I thought it was amazing and just an honor to be a woman.

Do you have a so-called “gay-dar”?

What do you consider gay? I do not consider any heterosexual man that has an attraction to a transgender woman a homosexual. A transgender personifies a genetic woman, some say we over-exaggerate a woman because we go to the extreme of larger breasts, hips and buttocks but at the end of the day we still look like women. We are the ones who put in the time to look like a woman. So, when a man is attracted to a transgender woman, he does not say “Oh my God look at the good-looking guy.” He’s looking and saying this is a beautiful woman. When you tell him you have male genitalia, it makes people label you gay. There are some men who will go through their relationship with transgender women and have nothing to do with the penis. But yet they want it to be there because it is taboo.

Let’s talk a little about slurs. What are your views on the label tranny?

People try to say tranny and n—-r are on the same level of destructive force. Tranny is short for transgender or transformation or transsexual. I’m not offended by the word, especially being in the adult entertainment business. I’ve capitalized off the word tranny in my movies and made money. The word that disturbs me is n—-r.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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