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Meghan Murphy: Wednesday Afternoon and Community Values

meghan murphy: We are shocked that our public institutions we hold in regard would allow Murphy to have a platform while purporting to uphold community values, according to Vancouver Courier. More than that, we feel betrayed, the petition reads. An online petition that had gathered more than 2,500 signatures by Wednesday afternoon says the library is providing a platform for Meghan Murphy to spread hate speech.article continues below Trending Stories These are the Vancouver ridings to watch in the 2019 federal election Strike ends at Vancouver Hyatt, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle hotels Molson Coors, Hexo to launch CBD-infused water, THC drinks later this year Here's who's running in Vancouver in the 2019 federal election The petition, started by authors Alicia Elliott, Catherine Hernandez and Carrianne Leung, says the publishing professionals who sign it will no longer participate in events at the library if the talk is allowed to go ahead on Oct. 29. Offering Murphy a platform means denying the resources and promise of safe and equitable space to trans communities. Several other authors, including novelist and poet Zoe Whittall and cartoonist Kate Beaton, tweeted their support for the petition. Hernandez said she had moved her book launch, scheduled for this Sunday, to a local bookstore. ( As reported in the news.