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Trans activists tried to censor a book on potential harm of hasty transitions for children

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04.06.2021

The public library in Halifax, Nova Scotia had come under pressure for stocking Shrier’s book. Transgender campaigners had made the usual hyperbolic accusations that it presented a “safety issue”, one claiming, “the impact of this book on, like, even one kid is potentially their life”. Utter nonsense, of course, but those campaigners will stoop very low to get their own way.

Last week, the library announced it was not going to be removing the book from its shelves. In a statement it said, “Public libraries exist to provide equal access to resources for everyone and support individuals’ freedom to seek information and form their own opinions. When we act to suppress access, we engage in censorship.”

Perhaps with a view to the inevitable outrage that it knew would follow, it quickly re-committed itself to support trans people and the “broader LGBTQ2S community” before suggesting not one but 18 books that take an approach that is different from Shrier’s.

However, nothing short of total capitulation is ever good enough for the transgender thought police. Halifax Pride promptly announced its decision to end its partnership with the Halifax Public Library, including events planned for the 2021 festival. Let them go, would be my advice to the library. The trans community needs far better representation than Halifax Pride and their........

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