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Rally against transphobic hate group at Seattle Central Library

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Seattle Central Library is planning to host an event for three transphobic hate groups on February 1.

We, as a city, must rally against this event to tell transphobic hate groups that they are not welcome here, and that Seattle Public Library must not host hate groups that make our libraries unsafe for trans employees and patrons.

This is part of a disturbing trend of transphobia at Seattle Public Library, which recently forcibly removed a trans person from a family restroom, and took a year to update their restroom policies to comply with city law and allow family restroom access to trans people.

Please rally with trans people, nonbinary people, and allies & accomplices to show that trans people deserve respect and dignity in this city and its public places.

Anti-trans hate speakers being hosted by Seattle Public Library, 3pm-5pm (the protest is scheduled to start before the event starts):

• Meghan Murphy, prolific anti-trans hate speaker and writer, founder of “Feminist Current” (disavowed by mainstream & leftist feminists), recently banned from Twitter for anti-trans hate and harassment

• Kara Dansky, director for WoLF, labeled a hate group by the ACLU, recent speaker at an anti-trans event hosted by the far-right, anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation

• Saba Malik, co-founder of Deep Green Resistance, a “deep ecology” group that has been shunned by other environmental organizations for its bizarre focus on spreading hate against trans people

ACLU lawyer discussing WoLF’s status as an anti-trans hate group here: https://www.out.com/commentary/2019/8/28/these-hate-groups-want-supreme-court-erase-trans-people

Seattle Public Library’s (SPL’s) statement defending hosting this hate group as “intellectual freedom” while disregarding the dignity and safety of trans people: https://www.spl.org/about-us/the-organization/leadership/a-message-from-the-chief-librarian

Contact SPL to tell them they should respect trans people’s dignity, and not host this anti-trans hate group, or any other hate groups, here: https://www.spl.org/about-us/the-organization/contact-us

If any community groups would like to endorse or collaborate on this event, please contact the listed event organizer.

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2775579149166111/

Venue

Seattle Central Library
Microsoft Auditorium 1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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