Drag performer slur perpetuates myths, Ont. judge rules, defamation suit advances

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12/31/2023

A recent Ontario court ruling signals people using dangerous anti-LGBTQ slurs can’t hide behind certain free speech protections to shield themselves from legal accountability, a lawyer for a drag performer said. The Ontario Superior Court ruling out of Thunder Bay clears the way for lawyer Douglas Judson’s client to advance a defamation suit against a man who allegedly used a slur on his self-identified “media/news” Facebook page to accuse drag performers of predatory behaviour.

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