Transphobic Violence Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum
Anti-trans hate follows an escalating script. It’s up to all of us to disrupt it.
Members of far-right group Proud Boys protest against Drag Story Hour at a public library in New York.
My Signal chat dinged. Dinged again. A flood of messages. Over the weekend of January 14, the neo-Nazi group NSC-131 disrupted a drag queen story hour at a small local library in Taunton, here in eastern Massachusetts. The Nazis sat among the kids, some of whom ran out of the room. They shouted “groomer” and worse at the drag performer reading the books. There was no counter-protest at that particular story hour, because local queer activists were already over in nearby Fall River, protecting another drag reading event from disruption by the same neo-Nazi group.
The coordination. The forethought. The malice.
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