Archive for the ‘LGBT’ Category
I find it interesting that ALMOST PERFECT, which was published 13 years ago, is being pulled out of the library. Quite frankly, there are much more recently books about transgender people out there. I’m guessing the censors just pulled it because it was LGBTQ themed without bothering to learn anything about it. With censors, it’s always the ‘what’, never the ‘why.’
The homophobes are after ALMOST PERFECT in central Iowa (and some other much better books). I don’t think they even look at these books before challenging them.
“A Republican lawmaker in Missouri has introduced a bill targeting drag queen story hour events at public libraries that would set up parental review boards to approve events and penalize librarians with potential fines and jail time for violations.
State Rep. Ben Baker’s Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act would require all Missouri public libraries to establish parental review boards, with members elected by voters, that would approve library display material and events.”
Well, my family wasn’t about to stand for that. My wife, daughter and I joined about 300 fabulous protestors to let the legislature know there is no room for censorship in public libraries.
The party of small government has no problem regulating your body if you are transgender. Or a woman in general.
I’m utterly disgusted by the actions of our so-called president. A man who avoided Vietnam service due to bone spurs (which didn’t stop him from playing tennis or golf) is now telling brave volunteers that they are not wanted. I’m so through with this administration.
According to this article in School Library Journal, ALMOST PERFECT was challenged by a parent who submitted a whopping twenty pages of notes as to why it should be removed from the school library.
My heart goes out to the families and friends of the Orlando attack victims. I have no words.