TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY FACING PRIDE BAN OVER MEGHAN MURPHY EVENT

Pride's board of directors has released an open letter warning the library that "there will be consequences to our relationship for this betrayal"

The Toronto Public Library (TPL) is facing a potential ban from all Pride events.

On October 18, Pride Toronto’s board of directors released an open letter warning the library that there will be “consequences to our relationship” if the library allows a third-party event featuring a writer accused of spreading hate and transphobia to proceed.

Pride Toronto board member Christin Scarlett Milloy added on Twitter that if the TPL provides “public space and resources to a group that believes legal protections for transgender people should be up for public debate, they will certainly find themselves banned from participation in all @PrideToronto events.”

Vancouver-based blogger Meghan Murphy is scheduled to speak on an October 29 panel at the Palmerston branch called Gender Identity: What Does It Mean For Society, The Law And Women? She was invited to speak by Toronto-based group Radical Feminists Unite, which organized the event.

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