BPC Bulletin: Halifax Libraries Resist Challenge to Book about Transgender Youth
Halifax Public Libraries (HPL) has decided to keep copies of Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters on the shelves.
On May 27, 2021, HPL explained its decision in a statement. On the next day, Halifax Pride ended its partnership with the library.
Earlier in May, activists and parents of transgender youth had petitioned HPL to remove Shrier’s book.
At Lifesite, Jonathon Van Maren comments:
In the Claremont Review of Books, Mary Eberstadt comments:
In Psychology Today, Christopher J. Ferguson comments:
In the Chicago Tribune, Jonathan Zimmerman comments:
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