I was thrilled and honoured that Black Eye Books was accepted to exhibit at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2020, to be held at the Toronto Reference Library in May. However, due to the Toronto Public Library’s action in October 2019 — booking an event with a known transphobic speaker, and subsequent handling of the criticism — we will be supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community in Toronto with a boycott of the TPL.
You can read TCAF’s statement about the TPL here.
TCAF was unable to find a new venue within their time parameters, and has generously offered exhibitors who oppose the TPL the opportunity to defer their participation until 2021, when they hope the situation will be significantly different.
We will see you at TCAF 2021, and definitely at other events in 2020 (watch this space).