After Israel controversy, trans activist Janet Mock cancels Brown U. speech on LGBTQ Nation

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Trans activist and bestselling Redefining Realness author Janet Mock has canceled a speech about transgender rights at Brown University after some students there protested that she was going to speak at the campus’ Jewish Hillel House, which the students claim supports Israel’s policies against Palestinians, Campus Reform and The Blaze report.

Those students sent around a petition urging Mock to speak elsewhere on campus. “Hillel as a corporation has consistently defended and even advocated for the Israeli state’s policies of occupation and racial apartheid,” the petition read. “Israel’s violent policies center on colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and genocide of native Palestinians.”

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