Talk at McGill cancelled due to protest


Over 100 students and supporters reportedly protested at McGill University this week against an event hosted by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. The event, titled “Sex v. Gender (Identity) Debate In the United Kingdom and the Divorce of LGB from T” featuring lawyer Robert Wintemute was scheduled for Tuesday, but was halted partway through by protesters who decried the event as transphobic. The university issued a statement noting that the centre organizes a variety of events on human rights issues to provide a platform for “critical conversations on topics that can productively and robustly be discussed in an academic setting,” and reaffirming that the institution does not endorse any speaker’s views. Protest organizer Celeste Trianon told CTV News that she objects to the university giving the LGB Alliance a platform, even if the university does not endorse it views.

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