What’s Current: Canadian college invites trans activist to speak on violence against women at Montreal Massacre memorial event

  • Durham College in Ontario invites a trans-identified male named Fae Johnstone to speak about violence against women at a memorial event to honour the lives of 14 women who were killed by a self-identified “anti-feminist” man in the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. Johnstone’s consulting firm, Wisdom2Action, marked the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre by tweeting an infographic titled “Queering GBV,” which asserted that “gender based violence disproportionately impacts 2SLGBTQ+ people who are BIPOC, transfeminine, bisexual, youth, newcomers, disabled, homeless, and/or involved in sex work.”
  • Loudon County Public Schools fires its superintendent after a special grand jury blasted the district for its poor handling of two sexual assault cases in which a male student assaulted female students in the girls’ bathroom.
  • A former caseworker is suing a New York City senior shelter, claiming she was fired from her job at the facility for raising concern about a trans-identified male resident who is accused of murder and made repeated threats against her life.
  • A proposed class-action lawsuit against Apple claims the tech giant’s AirTag devices enables abusers and stalkers to easily track down victims.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.