Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club was honored to stand last night with Gender Justice League, the Seattle trans and gender-nonconforming community, and its allies at last night’s protest against the transphobic Women’s Liberation Front.
It’s baffling to us that Seattle Public Library, an invaluable public institution that makes knowledge available for free to the people of this city, would provide Women’s Liberation Front with a platform. WoLF, as they call themselves, is a trans-exclusionary and sex-worker-exclusionary radical feminist organization. They claim that they are bent on destroying patriarchy, but the group spends most of its energies on attacking trans people and pornography. They have made common cause with right-wing organizations like the Heritage Foundation and the Family Policy Alliance, none of which have any interest in the liberation of women.
While last night was cold, our hearts were warmed by the solidarity of Seattle’s trans community and its allies, who came out in large numbers to proclaim that hate has no home in our city. Special thanks to the Seattle Public Library Employees Union for the snacks and the especially welcome hot coffee.
As it turned out, about four Proud Boys showed up to support transphobia, but they never even bothered to come close to our side. Maybe they didn’t like the look of Seattle’s queer community, gathered at SPL to defend its own, because they jumped into an Uber and ran away shortly after being spotted.
Thanks to all the wonderful queer folks, antifascists and allies who came out tonight! Once again, we keep us safe!