Debate over Toronto professor's talk in Ottawa heats up on social media

A professor from the University of Toronto refuses to use genderless pronouns, which has transgender advocates pushing for the National Gallery of Canada to cancel his talk next week. But some people are speaking up in favour of allowing the talk.

Transgender advocates want National Gallery of Canada to cancel March 9 talk

Transgender advocates want the National Gallery of Canada to cancel a talk by a Toronto psychology professor who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns, but others say that would not be progressive and violates free speech.

One of the advocates, Cara Tierney, is also a former employee of the gallery. She has emailed the federal art institution to try to get Jordan Peterson's talk cancelled.

Others also spoke out, which you can see in the link below.

More people supported the call on Thursday.

Jordan Peterson's defenders spoke up for free speech.

Others pushed for a variety of voices and opinions.

Some defended Peterson and his beliefs, specifically.

Amanda Jette Knox is the mother of a transgender child who also lives with a transgender partner. She wants the talk cancelled.