Posted on 10/14/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The transgender and nonbinary communities in the US and Canada now have their own open letter of support from the writing world. 

Over 1,200 members of the literary community signed the letter, which declares: “Non-binary people are non-binary, trans women are women, trans men are men, trans rights are human rights. Your pronouns matter. You matter. You are loved.”

Among those signatories: Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, John Green, NK Jemisin, and Angie Thomas.

This letter follows a similar one signed by UK and Irish writers, and both come in response to J.K. Rowling’s controversial comments about transgendered people and her inclusion of a villain who wears women’s clothing in her most recent novel (Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith).

You can read more about the open letters in the Guardian.

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Hi question, here is the US authors' open letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E2wUhFjDHFaoQLQkFeG0HIhKUFknmTw076hctywqxUc/edit And here is the UK authors' letter: https://www.thesecondshelf.com/digest/a-message-from-members-of-the-uk-and-irish-publishing-community
Sadye @ Fussy | 10/20/2020 at 01:20 PM
You know how you have a link to JKRs transphobic letter, how come you don't have a link to the letter that supports Trans? Every single story that reports this, doesn't even show the letter. LGBTQ nation has a link, but it goes to a Google doc, not an actual website, like JKRs where the letter and signatures are actually published on the world wide web and can be easily googled. But, everytime I try to Google for the lost of signatures in support, there is no list. Only people talking about it. I think this is fake news and you are propagating a lie.
question | 10/18/2020 at 12:20 PM
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