The other day a letter supporting JK Rowling and her bigotry came out. It was signed by a whole of people, plenty of whom I used to like. You’ve probably already seen it. No lie, it was pretty devastating. Luckily today another one came out.
This one is signed by, I think, more people. There’s some names on there which are people I’ve always admired, including Malorie Blackman. Here’s the statement:
This is a message of love and solidarity for the trans and non-binary community. Culture is, and should always be, at the forefront of societal change, and as writers, editors, agents, journalists, and publishing professionals, we recognise the vital role our industry has in advancing and supporting the wellbeing and rights of trans and non-binary people. We stand with you, we hear you, we see you, we accept you, we love you. The world is better for having you in it.
It’s a big relief, in all honesty. Just a relief.