Apparently protests are going on at PantheaCon. T. Thorn Coyle has posted this on her FB page:
Gender queers & trans allies at Pantheacon: I will sit in silent meditation outside San Martin/San Simeon at 8:45pm Sunday as counterpoint to “genetic women only” activity starting there at 9pm. All bodies=sacred. Pass it on.
There are PNC members on the ground following the story and when they catch their breath they will be reporting the facts. It’s a hectic conference and hard to find time to breathe.
And until then, I will remain silent.
I will not jump to conclusions.
I will not demonize anyone before I have the whole story.
I will not speak of the events happening at PantheaCon as if I am there, because I am not.
I’m not present to see for myself, and I will remember this.
I will not spread misinformation.
I will not launch into a diatribe based on rumor.
I will wait to hear from reliable sources what is actually happening this weekend before writing about it.
I recently discovered that I didn’t have the full story of what transpired last year.
I’m angry about that.
I feel betrayed.
I feel used.
So this year I will be silent.
Just as T. Thorn Coyle is protesting in silence, so I will hold silence on the subject here on Pantheon.
I pledge not to write about the events currently happening in San Jose until I can make a thorough inquiry via multiple reliable sources who have been actually present and witnessed the events happen.
I’m not going to go off half-cocked and incite a wildfire in the blogosphere.
I hope you join me in this pledge.