A musician booked to perform as the headline act of a national Trans Pride event in Dundee has pulled out after being charged by police.
Edinburgh singer-songwriter Peyton Rose Monteux, who performs under the stage name Peyton Rose, was set to top the bill at the March 30 event, a family-orientated day to celebrate visibility and tackle hatred towards people in the transgender community.
Transgender or ‘trans’ people are those whose gender identity or expression differs in some way from the sex assigned to them at birth, although some prefer other terms.
Ms Monteux, who is herself transgender, has now withdrawn from the performance and will not be appearing in any official capacity at Trans Pride in Dundee.
Police Scotland confirmed a 27-year-old woman had been charged in connection with a communications offence following a threat being made on social media.
It is understood the artist has now deleted her social media account and removed herself from the headline spot following discussions with organisers.
Ellie Aradia Mulreany, a representative of the Trans Pride Scotland committee, said: “The primary aim of Trans Pride Scotland is to create and promote events that increase positive trans visibility and challenge transphobia.
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”We have a zero-tolerance policy towards violence and harassment.
“Our events operate with an active safe space policy to ensure accessibility and enjoyment for our whole community, including families with young children.
“After a discussion between her and ourselves, Peyton Rose is no longer performing at Trans Pride.”
Trans Pride will begin on March 30 with a march through the city and feature a number of live performances, stalls and workshops.
Organisers of the event put out an appeal earlier this year for performers and artists to take part, with particular emphasis on those who identify as transgender.
The Bonar Hall event will be only the second ever Trans Pride event in Scotland after hundreds turned out in Edinburgh last year “to celebrate and protest”.
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 27-year-old woman in connection with a communications offence following a threat being made on social media, which was reported to police on Tuesday, March 19 2019.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”