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Threats force cancellation of trans cartoonist's Halifax book launch

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/transgender-cartoonist-sophie-labelle-hate-death-threats-book-launch-1.4123683

Sherri Borden Colley, CBC News, May 19, 2017

"Death threats and hate-filled messages forced the cancellation of a Halifax book launch for Montreal-based transgender cartoonist Sophie Labelle."
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  Now that just sucks. Can't comment anymore one it. But it sucks.

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Offline Dee Marshall

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I hate more that it caused her to move because they doxed her and published her address.

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April 22, 2015, the day of my first face to face pass in gender neutral clothes and no makeup. It may be months to the next one, but I'm good with that!

Being transgender is just a phase. It hardly ever starts before conception and always ends promptly at death.

They say the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. I say, climb aboard!

Think outside the voice box!

April 22, 2015, the day of my first face to face pass in gender neutral clothes and no makeup. It may be months to the next one, but I'm good with that!

Being transgender is just a phase. It hardly ever starts before conception and always ends promptly at death.

They say the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train. I say, climb aboard!

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That's just downright cruel. I guess even Canada isn't exempt from this kind of nonsense.

Seeing people treated this way based on such nonsensical, arbitrary feelings turns my stomach.

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Threats force cancellation of trans cartoonist's Halifax book launch
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 09:37:17 pm »
The entire situation did get out of hand badly. Even commentators and friend trying to help her keep Facebook under control all the sudden have been threatened. So far she is not giving up. She is an incredible strong women and I so hope she can pull through this.
Not sure I would be that strong, i may just hide somewhere...

I also love her comics...

Offline staciM

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It seems there may be more behind this story (a few sides) than a random act of hatred and threats.  Read some of the extended story in the margins and make your own conclusions.  Also, Canada has nothing to do with the story other than the artist is Canadian based.  The threats didn't come from Canadian groups.
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I am just posting this so you can get the other sides perspective. I dont know if you even care but so be it. Trying to extend an olive branch.

The group Republic of Kekistani was attacked first. Assigned Male Comics got our group banned on Facebook. The members that were in it disbersed and created a bunch of other groups with similiar names. After the initial "WTH"  moment wore off we found out that AMC and some of her followers reported our page. We have screenshots to prove it. I can post them or PM them to anyone interested.

After that the war started.... Republic of Kekistans focus had been focused on Antifa. After our group was banned by AMC though all our efforts were on that page and its creator Sophie Labelle. ( I will respect her pronouns here as I am not trying to cause agression or any negativety here. ) I do not know anything about death threats. The members in RoK groups share screenshots of what they do. No one has shared screenshots of death threats, if you have any I would gladly look at them. 9 times out of 10 we just post Pepe themed memes to cause people in the groups were attacking to be offended. Death threats get you arrested or banned and are counter productive to our goal. Also if there were threats made then call the Police, they will investigate them, especially here in Canada...

All I am trying to get across here is that we didnt just attack Sophie Labelle out of the blue. We retalliated. If I get banned on this forum and my post deleted I understand. Again I am not coming here with malicious intent.

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Threats force cancellation of trans cartoonist's Halifax book launch
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 10:49:12 am »
^ this is the back story I was referring to above.  That's between you and her group and I couldn't care less about your online dispute. 

My only comment would be, why wouldn't you respect her pronouns?  By specifically mentioning it above, you are already showing your true stance on the matter.
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I think its best if I keep my stance on that aspect of the conversation to myself. I dont want to offend anyone here. I havent told any of my Kekistani brothers and sisters that I am posting here, I dont want them to come after this site. I just wanted to give some backstory.

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I think its best if I keep my stance on that aspect of the conversation to myself. I dont want to offend anyone here. I havent told any of my Kekistani brothers and sisters that I am posting here, I dont want them to come after this site. I just wanted to give some backstory.

I think I can make a pretty good guess at your current stance, but I have no idea how or why it was formed and if your education is based on facts or misunderstanding.  Why not open your eyes and consider our stories and a different point of view on what being transgender actually is and then make an informed and educated decision based on a new perspective.  You'll probably find that we are quite a varied group that probably share your same opinions on some topics and not as much on others.  Myself and others on here are always open and interested to hear another view, as long as it's not just based on manipulated facts or purely ignorant ideologies.
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