200 Creatives Came Together To Send A Message Of Love To Trans And Non-binary Folks
The letter came days after 58 writers co-signed a memo in defense of J.K. Rowling's damn near obsessive transphobia.
October 05, 2020 at 3:26 pm
More than 200 writers, publishers and journalists have signed a letter to express their support for transgender and non-binary people.
According to The Guardian, the message, which was published on Wednesday on TheSecondShelf.com, comes days after a separate group of writers signed a letter defending "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, who has been under fire since publishing her latest book, which centers on a male killer who dresses as a woman.
The letter, which didn't mention Rowling by name, features several Black members of the United Kingdom and Irish publishing community. Malorie Blackman, Irenosen Okojie, Clara Amfo and Faridah Àbíké-íyímídé are among those who have signed the letter.
"This is a message of love and solidarity for the trans and non-binary community," the advocates for trans rights wrote. "Culture is, and should always be, at the forefront of societal change, and as writers, editors, agents, journalists, and publishing professionals, we recognize the vital role our industry has in advancing and supporting the wellbeing and rights of trans and non-binary people."
In June, Rowling continued to dig herself into a deeper hole in June when she went to Twitter and commented on an opinion piece titled, "Creating a more equal post-Covid-19 world for people who menstruate."
"'People who menstruate.' I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?" Rowling tweeted in response to the article.
‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020