Canada Feeling the love, not the hate: Cartoonist returns to Halifax after death threats

06:30  13 february  2018
06:30  13 february  2018 Source:   Metro News

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After death threats and hate -filled messages forced her to cancel a Halifax book launch last year, Sophie Labelle is coming back. “A lot of people are happy that last May’s events didn’t taint my relation with Halifax . Not at all,” the trans cartoonist said.

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Catch Sophie Labelle at Cape and Cowl in Lower Sackville this Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a short reading and a question/answer session at Venus Envy from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Feeling the love, not the hate: Cartoonist returns to Halifax after death threats© Sophie Labelle/ Contributed Feeling the love, not the hate: Cartoonist returns to Halifax after death threats

After death threats and hate-filled messages forced her to cancel a Halifax book launch last year, Sophie Labelle is coming back.

“A lot of people are happy that last May’s events didn’t taint my relation with Halifax. Not at all,” the trans cartoonist said.

“The way that it was handled back then and the support that community in Halifax showed me? Of course I would come back.”

Labelle is launching two new books, and she made Halifax her last stop before embarking on a 12-country European tour.

Last May, the Montreal-based cartoonist said neo-Nazi threats forced her to cancel her comic book launch at Halifax’s Venus Envy. The outspoken activist said an orchestrated online attack included perpetrators posting her home address on several online forums.

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Death threats and hate -filled messages forced the cancellation of a Halifax book launch for Montreal-based transgender cartoonist Sophie Labelle. "We had to discuss as a staff how we felt about posting the event, whether we should continue hosting the event, and given the threats of violence

Considering the ever growing prevalence of "fake hate crimes", I cant assume whether someone posting a death threat on a the Facebook page of a Trans cartoonist is a trans-phobic conservative or someone trying to villainize that group with a false flag.

“They have a very clear eugenics agenda where they use Nazi imagery to promote their transphobic, homophobic and racist views,” Labelle told Metro last year.

This second trip, she said, is looking much different. On Thursday, she’ll be launching ‘Ciel,’ the first volume of a French novel series based on her comics.

She’ll also launch a new comic book, Serious Trans Vibes. That has been published in both English and French.

“It is a very different context than last year that I’m coming to Halifax, and a very different atmosphere...I’m really looking forward to launching it in Halifax,” she said.

“There were a lot of people that were disappointed since last year when I couldn’t do the event because of everything that happened. I had promised myself that next time I had an opportunity to do so, I would do something in Halifax.”

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Although Montreal-based trans cartoonist Sophie Labelle had to cancel a Wednesday night book launch in Halifax due to death threats and hate -filled messages, she says the outpouring of community support has overwhelmed her.

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While she’s still regularly harassed online, Labelle said it’s nowhere close to the level of hatred she experienced last year, which included multiple death threats.

“I really landed on my feet after these events and I feel like I came back stronger than before after these attacks. With the support from my audience and the general public I also found a lot of new supporters,” she said.

“Sadly I think those people who attacked me simply went on to attack people they felt were less visible, different targets, when they saw that I had the support of the public in general.”

Labelle will appear at Cape and Cowl in Lower Sackville on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

That’ll be followed by a short reading and a question/answer session at Venus Envy in Halifax from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“People that know my characters and my comics can expect lots of very insightful dialogue and sarcasm from my characters, lots of talks about gender in a way that is meant to be creative and playful,” she said.

“I’m grateful to Halifax and looking forward to coming back.”

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