A group of activists employed by Amazon protested the sale of anti-trans books on its platform with a die-in on Wednesday, which they held during a company event recognizing the start of Pride Month.
The employees, members of the group No Hate at Amazon, laid down at the site where a pride flag-raising ceremony was set to take place, covering their bodies with trans flags.
Katherine Long, a reporter for Business Insider, reported from the scene of the protest, which led to the cancellation of the event.
Protesting Amazon's sale of transphobic content is "a risk that a lot of us are willing to take because we can't continue to work for this company and turn a morally blind eye to its policies," one longtime Amazon employee at the protest told me.https://t.co/RZhNIctbkY
— Katherine Long (@_katya_long) June 1, 2022
An Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider that the books that it sells have “a very broad range of viewpoints, including books that conflict with our company values and corporate positions,” Long reported.