Safe Space Strife- McGill Tribune column

(In which I discuss the equity complaint situation at Queer McGill. Perhaps my most controversial column of that year.)

“The latest flashpoint of tension at Queer McGill (QM) revolves around the dismissal of Brian Keast, the former treasurer of the club, after an equity complaint filed by Libby Bouchard, the club’s Political Action Co-ordinator. The complaint alleged that Keast, an executive of the group, had violated QM’s anti-transphobia mandate. Some of the detailed aspects of the complaint included not being attentive enough to the complaints of transgendered members and not attending a “Trans Allyship” workshop for QM executives because, Keast claimed, he had to study.”

Read more here:

The piece attracted a fair amount of controversy, and in the interests of full disclosure, a correction was added to it several weeks later. One of the involved parties adds some context to the article in a letter to the editor published two weeks later. That can be read here:


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