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GOP Senators complained when Amazon refused to sell one anti-trans book. Now it won’t sell any.

 An anti-LGBTQ activist’s book “critiquing” trans people was once a top-seller on Amazon’s charts tracking sales of LGBTQ books. Then, Amazon stopped selling it. The author argued that the mega-corporation had “erased” his book.

An anti-LGBTQ activist’s book “critiquing” trans people was once a top-seller on Amazon’s charts tracking sales of LGBTQ books. Then, Amazon stopped selling it. The author argued that the mega-corporation had “erased” his book by deciding not to offer it, and this caught the attention of four conservative U.S. Senators. They wrote a letter to Amazon to complain, and so the company explained: they’re no longer selling books that claim being gay or transgender is a form of mental illness. The book in question is entitled When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, written and published by Ryan T. Anderson in 2018. The book claims that being transgender is a mental illness based on the narratives of “ex-transgender” people. Anderson worked for the Heritage Foundation, an anti-LGBTQ group where he reportedly worked closely with then-Vice President Mike Pence, who is now the organization’s newest name-recognized employee.

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