The trans employee resource group at Netflix is going ahead with its plans to hold an in-person trans employee walkout rally on October 20, with organizers of the said campaign expected to present co-CEO Ted Sarandos with a list of “firm asks.”

According to NBC News, the “Stand Up in Solidarity” rally will take place at Netflix’s EPIC Building in Hollywood at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Participants will include creators, public features, and grassroots organizers.

Activist Ashlee Marie Preston is helming the rally, which will feature a PSA from the likes of Colton Haynes, Eureka O’Hara, Jameela Jamil, Jonathan Van Ness, Angelica Ross, and many more.

The streaming giant faces increasing pressure from activists and talent over its latest collaboration, “The Closer,” with legendary comedian Dave Chappelle. The TV special has been criticized for allegedly containing transphobic and homophobic content.


Netflix has also been called out for its handling of the situation. Just last week, the company said it had fired an employee for allegedly leaking the financial details of The Closer. The recently released employee is said to be the head of the company’s trans employee resource group.

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