Ed. How dare you so callously dismiss a transgender woman after you threaten and even joke about shooting and killing trans women?

And then you admit you didn’t even read what she had to say.

You and people like you are the reason that levels of violence against transgender women are high and getting higher. You need to retract and apologize to Gwen.

Stephen M. Tomic, have you been watching some of this astonishing bullshit? The fictional story you published repeats an untrue trope about trans women, a popular myth that is encouraging a wave of violence against trans women in the United States.

Predictably, her story has already drawn one creep out of the woodwork, a creep who has suggested he would shoot and kill a trans woman who “tricked” him.

You can’t be happy that this level of transphobia, irresponsible myth spreading, and hate mongering is going on inside your publication.

I trust that you will delete the story quickly.

Jim

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