The American Booksellers Association (ABA) apologized Thursday for what it said was the “violent incident” of its inclusion of an “anti-trans book” — Abigail Shrier’s — on its July mailing list to its members.
The ABA tweeted, “An anti-trans book was included in our July mailing to members. This is a serious, violent incident that goes against ABA’s ends policies, values, and everything we believe and support. It is inexcusable.”
— American Booksellers Association (@ABAbook) July 14, 2021
The ABA described the inclusion of Irreversible Damage on its book list as a “terrible incident” that somehow harmed the “LGBTQIA+ community.”
The ABA added, “We apologize to our trans members and to the trans community for this terrible incident and the pain we caused them. We also apologize to the LGBTQIA+ community at large, and to our bookselling community.”
It continued, “Apologies are not enough. We’ve begun