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A temporary lifeline for Samuels Public Library fuels a broader struggle over free speech, discrimination, and community values as residents and officials clash over LGBTQ+ books.
State Sen. Bill Eigel said he didn't burn books but instead empty boxes in a recent video, however.
They intended to support autism awareness and neurodiversity, but were fired because conservatives in town thought their colorful display supported the LGBTQ+ community.
The 71-year-old used the words “lube” and “cock” in a sentence during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing..
“Leave my kids out of it,” the husband of U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg responded when a queer critic referenced his children in a review.
Supporters of LGBTQ+ book bans called for a protest but instead opponents of such bans showed up in large numbers.
The lesbian writer's memoir in essays spans topics ranging from sexual abuse to long COVID, AIDS activism to unexpected connections with nuns — all chronicled with honesty and wit.
After 27 years at the library, she still believes that it’s important to offer books from all perspectives, including those of LGBTQ+ people.
While he was speaking with CBS News correspondent David Begnaud at the National Book Festival, Buttigieg reflected on the political motivation behind Republican book bans.
The transgender actor gave some heartfelt advice to gender nonconforming youth during a talk at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
She testified that she believes there is nothing inappropriate or sensitive about the children’s picture book.
Organizers say they expect a more forthcoming answer about why the event, which included a trans and nonbinary reading room, was suddenly scrapped.
The parents say that if their children have to read books about or by LGBTQ+ people, that would violate their rights to religious freedom.
Florida’s “don’t say gay” law is now depriving students of accessing some of the most read works in the English language.
They say they can’t access their children’s school records without first answering a question they believe is political and asked in bad faith.