Friday, May 19, 2017

HACKED!

The haters broke into the website of trans cartoonist Sophie LaBelle and deleted all her works and then posted their hate.
Trans cartoonist forced to cancel Halifax book launch 'overwhelmed' by community support
Sophie Labelle said positive messages from local residents condemning hate was overwhelming.
Metro
By Yvette d'Entremont
May 18, 2017

Although Montreal-based trans cartoonist Sophie Labelle had to cancel a Wednesday night book launch in Halifax due to death threats and hate-filled messages, she says the outpouring of community support has overwhelmed her.

Labelle’s newest comic book, ‘Dating Tips for Trans and Queer Weirdos,’ was released last week. The outspoken activist said an orchestrated online attack was launched against her last Saturday. Her attackers posted her home address on several forums and forced her to take down her web page and social media accounts.

“They have a very clear eugenics agenda where they use Nazi imagery to promote their transphobic, homophobic and racist views,” Labelle said in an interview in downtown Halifax on Thursday before her return to Montreal.
This is so sad, her comics are one of the ones that I follow and it is also really scary that they published her address.

But what is amazing is the support that she has found,
"Our staff have been working very hard since (Wednesday) to delete hateful or hurtful comments as they appear on our Facebook page and will continue to monitor it," Haywood said. "On the brighter side, we've been happily overwhelmed by the hundreds of people who have posted positive reviews and messages of support."
I think one of the hardest things that we have to cope with is the fact that people hate, not just don’t like us, but actually hate us for just being ourselves.

President George Washington said this in a letter to the to the Hebrew Congregations of Newport, Rhode Island,
"The Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens."
Please be an ally and speak up when you see or hear hate and to hate give no sanction, to persecution no assistance.

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