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Freelance writer Meghan Murphy (photo) was hosted on Tuesday evening by the Toronto Public Library where she gave a speech about her views on gender identity

Controversial & # 39; anti-trans & # 39; feminist author Meghan Murphy is guarded by the police in the Toronto public library as she speaks about gender identity, with hundreds of LGBT activists protesting outside

  • Radical feminist Meghan Murphy spoke Tuesday in the Toronto public library
  • Event protested by hundreds of people who denounced her as & # 39; anti-transgender & # 39;
  • Murphy is known to make controversial comments about transgender rights
  • The library was intensively researched to give the event the green light
  • Toronto Mayor John Tory said he & # 39; disappointed & # 39; was about the event
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A self-described feminist with controversial views on transgender rights was met by hundreds of protesters when she delivered a speech in a library in Canada.

Freelance writer Meghan Murphy was hosted on Tuesday evening by the Toronto Public Library where she gave a speech about her views on gender identity.

Meanwhile, hundreds gathered outside to denounce the event and denounce Murphy as & # 39; anti-transgender & # 39 ;.

Murphy is known to make controversial remarks about transgender rights that undermine women's rights and has argued that trans women should be banned from women's locker rooms, bathrooms and prisons.

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Freelance writer Meghan Murphy (photo) was hosted on Tuesday evening by the Toronto Public Library where she gave a speech about her views on gender identity

Freelance writer Meghan Murphy (photo) was hosted on Tuesday evening by the Toronto Public Library where she gave a speech about her views on gender identity

Murphy is known to make controversial remarks about transgender rights that undermine women's rights and has argued that trans women should be banned from women's locker rooms, bathrooms and prisons.

Murphy is known to make controversial remarks about transgender rights that undermine women's rights and has argued that trans women should be banned from women's locker rooms, bathrooms and prisons.

Murphy is known to make controversial remarks about transgender rights that undermine women's rights and has argued that trans women should be banned from women's locker rooms, bathrooms and prisons.

LGBT rights activists gather outside the Toronto public library and wave signs and sing: & # 39; Trans rights are human rights & # 39;

LGBT rights activists gather outside the Toronto public library and wave signs and sing: & # 39; Trans rights are human rights & # 39;

LGBT rights activists gather outside the Toronto public library and wave signs and sing: & # 39; Trans rights are human rights & # 39;

Murphy spoke for about 30 minutes, during which time she repeated her position on transgender issues and said: & # 39; If you are born male, you remain male for life. & # 39;

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She added that the & # 39; trans-activist movement led to the erasure of women & # 39 ;.

Murphy has said before that she believes the transgender movement & regressive and sexist & # 39; is.

& # 39; Under current transactivist doctrine, we should not exclude a man from the space of a woman if he says he is a woman and I find that quite dangerous and disturbing, & # 39; she said to the BBC.

As she spoke, protesters voted in line with Pride Toronto and others who thought Murphy was offensive to LGBT communities gathered outside with placards and sang: & # 39; Trans rights are human rights! & # 39;

Murphy spoke for about 30 minutes, during which time she repeated her position on transgender issues and said: & # 39; If you are born a man, you will remain male & # 39;

Murphy spoke for about 30 minutes, during which time she repeated her position on transgender issues and said: & # 39; If you are born a man, you will remain male & # 39;

She added that the & # 39; trans-activist movement led to the erasure of women & # 39;
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She added that the & # 39; trans-activist movement led to the erasure of women & # 39;

Murphy spoke for about 30 minutes, during which time she repeated her position on transgender issues and said: & # 39; if you are born male, you remain male for life & # 39 ;. She added that the & # 39; trans-activist movement led to the erasure of women & # 39;

Proud Toronto later tweeted: & # 39; How great to hate to say no tonight. #prideto. & # 39;

Toronto officers were present inside and outside the event to & # 39; keep the peace & # 39 ;, according to local media reports.

Global News reporter Kamil Karamali said Murphy had planned to talk to reporters after the event, but eventually through the back exit & # 39; almost immediately & # 39; left after her session was completed.

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Other attendees were escorted from the back of the room and were excited by the demonstrators.

& # 39; Protestors heckling participants leaving the #MeghanMurphy talk session in the Palmerston library, & # 39; Karameli tweeted alongside a video of protesters separated by visitors to the event through a police wall.

The event was organized by Radical Feminists Unite and tickets were sold out. The feminist group previously issued a statement about why they invited Murphy to speak, saying she is respected as an important feminist voice, not just in Canada, but all over the world.

& # 39; She has built one of the largest and most read feminist websites in the English-speaking world, and is an example of courage and steadfastness in her refusal to retire on behalf of women. & # 39;

As she spoke, protesters agreed with Pride Toronto and others who thought Murphy was offensive to LGBT communities who had gathered outside the library

As she spoke, protesters agreed with Pride Toronto and others who thought Murphy was offensive to LGBT communities who had gathered outside the library

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As she spoke, protesters agreed with Pride Toronto and others who thought Murphy was offensive to LGBT communities who had gathered outside the library

The statement added: & # 39; We are not a hate group and we are not in favor of hate speech or advocating the removal of rights from a marginalized group. & # 39;

The library was intensively researched to give the event the green light.

Earlier this month, city librarian Vickery Bowles issued a statement in which he defended the library's decision and said it & # 39; has an obligation to protect freedom of expression & # 39 ;.

Bowles added that the library supports the LGBT community and cancels any event that in its opinion & # 39; discrimination, contempt, or hatred for an individual or group & # 39; would promote.

The decision to hold the event was faced with an intense setback. Toronto Mayor John Tory even took part in the debate and said he & # 39; disappointed & # 39; was that the event had continued.

An online petition calling for the call to be canceled had collected more than 8,000 signatures on Tuesday.

Proud Toronto said in a statement that Murphy & # 39; s views & # 39; are a denial of the lives, experiences, and identities of transgender & # 39 ;.

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