Statement from the Chairs:
We have received some comments that our use of language in referring to transgender people like Katherine and Seamus was incorrect and even offensive. Admittedly, this is new territory for us. We apologize for any offense. We have re-crafted the statement as follows:
Recent bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh have led authorities to question Seamus Johnston and Katherine Anne McCloskey.
Katherine was formerly known as Gabe Ross. Gabe Ross was executive director of our organization from 2007-2009. Neither Katherine nor Seamus are currently members of Social Democrats USA. They hold no official positions and are not associated with SDUSA in any way.