Video: Demonstrators at the launch of the book "Irreversible Damage - How Transgender Fashion Harasses Girls" (documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law)
Hundreds demonstrated Sunday evening at the Ramat Gan Stock Exchange compound against the launch of the Hebrew edition of the book "Irreversible Damage - How Transgender Fashion Harms Girls." The event is taking place after two venues where it was supposed to take place decided to cancel it. Inside the courtroom, a transgender teenager interrupted author Abigail Schreier and said, "We are not a disease, we are human beings."
The translation of the book, its publication and the launch were done by the Tikvah Foundation, which also funds the Kohelet Forum. The demonstrators chanted "A transgender child is really fine, a queer child is really awesome, LGBTPHOBIA and fascism
hand in hand always go them. We are not deviants, we are not broken, time to stop the lie machine."
MK Gilad Kariv (Labor) said that there is a direct connection between the legal revolution and attacks on the gay community. "How surprising that the publishing house that published Rothman's books also publishes one of the most transphobic and LGBT-phobic texts," he said. "There is a direct line between the regime revolution and the intellectual assault de la Chamate on the trans community and the gay community as a whole. This attack is costing the lives of young men and women and we must not remain silent."
"We are not a disease." The demonstration, tonight (Photo: official website, Evyatar Tron)
About a month ago, hundreds demonstrated in front of the police headquarters in Selma, Tel Aviv, following the increase in violence against the LGBT community. The protest was convened following the police's decision to close the case against those who threw stones at a house with a gay pride flag, and after this week the gay couple was attacked in their Tel Aviv home and received death threats because of their orientation.
According to the Association for LGBT Rights, March saw a fourfold increase in incidents of violence and hatred against LGBT people – compared to the same month last year. The protest organizers demanded that the police take action against any LGBT attack and protect the personal safety of members of the LGBT community.
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