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Canceled transgender speaker rescheduled in Butte

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Jun 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-15 11:36:40-04

BUTTE — A transgender woman whose planned speaking engagement at the Butte Library was canceled earlier this month by the city due to a new state law is coming to Butte next week.

Billings journalist and activist Adria Jawort will speak in Butte on Tuesday, June 20 in the first-floor meeting room of the Carpenter's Union Hall at 156 West Granite Street.

The Butte America Foundation and KBMF Radio are hosting the speaker who was denied a chance to speak at the library on June 2 after the Butte County Attorney's Office feared her appearance would violate House Bill 359, banning drag shows in schools or public libraries.

Next Tuesday's event begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.