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West Virginia Republicans want to prosecute 'pedophile librarians' over 'obscene' material

Not sure what constitutes "obscene matter?" Neither are the West Virginia Republicans who wrote a new bill seeking to prosecute educators for spreading it.

Duolingo faces investigation in Russia over LGBTQ+ content

Russia’s media watchdog scrutinized the language app for alleged ‘LGBT propaganda.’ Really.

Far right accuses Oreos of 'grooming' because the company supports PFLAG

The National Legal and Policy Center has released an incendiary video about the Oreo brand and PFLAG. It asks, “Is your favorite cookie company grooming children?”

Tennessee city ordered to give $500k to LGBTQ+ groups over ordinance that blocked Pride events over drag

The repeal of Murfreesboro's "public indecency" ordinance came in the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Tennessee Equality Project and other groups.

Missouri Republican candidate burns LGBTQ+ books with flamethrower and posts the video online (exclusive)

Valentina Gomez is facing growing backlash for an incendiary stunt against LGBTQ+ books. Queer rights groups are calling her out.

Texas book ban law is likely unconstitutional, appeals court rules

The Texas READER Act's restrictions on book vendors' sales to schools can't be enforced while a lawsuit continues, the Fifth Circuit ruled.

New Hampshire official quits after receiving homophobic comments about his dead gay son

Littleton Town Manager Jim Gleason quit after art commissioned by a local LGBTQ+ rights group was called "demonic" by a town leader and a resident allegedly said Gleason's son “was in hell with the devil where he belonged.”

How a Group of Grandparents Is Mobilizing to Push Back Against Moms for Liberty

Grandparents for Truth, a project of progressive advocacy group People for the American Way, is working to fight book bans, right-wing school boards and what it describes as authoritarianism in the nation’s schools.

Jennifer Finney Boylan, Transgender Author & Advocate, Elected President of PEN America

The renowned LGBTQ+ advocate and author was elected to lead the organization that’s fighting for free expression.

Kansas Library Removes LGBTQ+ Books in Order to Keep Lease

St. Marys Public Library yielded to city commission demands influenced by the Society of St. Pius X, an anti-LGBTQ+ group, which has sparked concerns over censorship of LGBTQ+ content.

Gay Sex Has Been Depicted in Art for Centuries: Why Is It Still Being Censored?

"It’s shockingly rare how seldom queer artists get the space to titillate, to push boundaries, and to be as sexual as the straight men who have built the very institutions that tell us we have to be less ourselves to gain entry," writes artist Christian Rogers.

Scholastic Separates LGBTQ+ Titles at Book Fairs in Response to Book Bans

The publisher's action is drawing criticism from teachers, librarians, and advocacy groups.

There's Been a 33% Increase In Book Bans Across the U.S., Says PEN America

Florida has implemented the majority of bans in the U.S.

ACLU Warns New Jersey Library Not to Censor LGBTQ+ Book

The library’s leadership moved the book Gender Queer out of the young adult section.

Illinois Becomes First State to Ban Book Bans

The law will deny state funding to public libraries that ban or restrict books because of “partisan or doctrinal disapproval.”

Florida School District Offers Refunds, Erasure of Yearbook's LGBTQ+ Content

They say it’s not about censorship, but what else could it be about?

Twitter May Be Restricting Visibility of LGBTQ+ Content in Direct Messages

The Elon Musk-owned social media platform has once again found itself in hot water.

New Russian Law Bans Well-Known LGBTQ+ Films like Call Me by Your Name

The purge of films, including Brokeback Mountain, began last year.