Montana Library Cancels Trans Woman’s History Lecture Due to Anti-Drag Law

Author: Trudy Ring

A library in Montana has canceled a transgender Native American woman’s talk for fear that the event would violate the state’s new anti-drag law.

Jawort would be willing to give her talk at another time and place, she told MPR.

Stef Johnson, director of the Butte library, told the Standard of the cancellation, “Our commitment to promoting inclusivity and intellectual exploration remains, but not in violation of the law.”

An adult services librarian there, Shari Curtis, said she was shocked by the move, and nothing like it had ever happened in her experience. She emailed several media outlets saying she regretted the cancellation of the lecture, as it “was bound to be a good one,” the Standard reports. It was to be on history alone, Curtis said.

“The Butte Public Library supports free speech and our LGBTQ+ community, but the county leadership overruled us,” she added in the email.

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Author: Trudy Ring


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