more progress. it will be many stepping stones like this one to take us forward to a world that sees trans-folk as real people.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A HUGE thumbs up to Ed Beardwell, the director of UK’s CartoonStock Ltd, for agreeing to remove trans-exploiting cartoons from their database after members of the trans community voiced their concerns to him.
Heck, even I was a bit lukewarm on the idea of calling for the censorship of artwork when I first saw a social media post urging a protest of some sort against these derogatory cartoons. I believe I said ‘we had other things to worry about’. Well, lo and behold, enough of you contacted the privately owned site and the owner agreed that they were being insensitive to trans people and would make policy changes.
I missed this call completely, so my hats off to all of you who thought this was important enough to care about.
I’m reproducing the entire response from the site’s director:
To those who have contacted CartoonStock…
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