The UBC student charged with the burning of a pride flag during a campus OUTweek event is defending her actions.
Brooklyn Marie Fink, who identifies as transexual — says she feels the LGBTQ community has become too politically correct, and its flag is non-inclusive.
“I indented in burning the flag only to illustrate my displeasure at the university’s failure to come to an agreement on the fact of the flag’s offensiveness.”
Fink also says transgender activism has made her the subject of discrimination.
“These gender nonconformers are being so loud and proud and making such an issue about transgenderism now everybody looks and they can see oh, that tall woman with a deep voice? Maybe she’s a dude. And then they give me the same kind of discrimination that they would have given to the people who are provoking it, who are asking for it.”
When the flag was burned in February, it was decried as a possible hate crime and sparked safety concerns on campus.
Fink appeared at a Richmond court today to face a charge of mischief, and is also facing a non-academic misconduct hearing with the university.