[1/3] Seattle Area PSA: Trans Pride Safety Bulletin (cw: white nationalists)
There's a Trump rally scheduled at the same time as Seattle Trans Pride, likely intending to disrupt the event.
Here's the info I've found:
• They're likely meeting at 4th and Columbia downtown & will march from there
• The hosting group has connections with known white nationalist movements
• The Gender Justice League is aware of this and is requesting donations for additional private security for Seattle Trans Pride
[2/3] Seattle Area PSA: Trans Pride Safety Bulletin (cw: white nationalists)
WHAT CAN WE DO?
• DO attend the event with friends and stick together!
• DO NOT engage the fascists (while they're in a group).
• DO NOT call the police to ask for their help. The SPD is NOT an ally of the transgender community and is not welcome at Trans Pride. Instead, the Gender Justice League has asked for donations to cover the costs of additional private security.
* DO donate here:
[3/3] Seattle Area PSA: Trans Pride Safety Bulletin (cw: white nationalists)
Members of the "Patriots of Washington" putting on this event were former members of white nationalist group "Identity Evropa":
Also, UW College Republicans president and known white nationalist James Allsup:
The Gender Justice League Alert post:
The event page for the Trump Rally:
Re: [3/3] Seattle Area PSA: Trans Pride Safety Bulletin (cw: white nationalists)
@mawr Very minor correction/nitpick: James Allsup wasn't the president of the UW College Republicans, but the WSU College Republicans.
He now holds a position in the local Republican Party (although the party disavows him and has stripped him of power, he still holds the title).
Source: I lived in Pullman during the height of his shenanigans and still live just across the state line in Moscow.
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