A transsexual student at the University of British Columbia is being charged with “mischief” for burning a gay pride flag in protest of political correctness and transgender identity politics.
CBC News reports Brooklyn Marie Fink is being charged with “mischief under $5,000″ for burning a gay pride flag during UBC Pride Collective’s OUTweek in February. The event is billed as “a celebration of gender and sexual diversity.”
The incident was first considered a potential hate crime. In a statement condemning the incident, UBC wrote, “UBC condemns this incident as an act of hate and in contravention of the values of equity, inclusion and respect deeply held by the university community.”
In a statement to the gay news site the Daily Xtra, Fink said the incident happened after a professor referred to her by the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” a “preferred pronoun” by many who consider themselves transgender, non-binary, or genderqueer.