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TX Cancels Lumberjanes Event With LGBTQ+ Author, CBLDF Demands it Rescheduled

July 18, 2019
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TX Cancels Lumberjanes Event With LGBTQ+ Author, CBLDF Demands it Rescheduled

Last week the Leander Public Library canceled a much-anticipated event featuring transgender comics author and advocate, Lilah Sturges, just two hours before it was slated to begin. According to the Hill Country News, the library emailed Sturges to notify her of the cancellation, blaming “unforeseen events.” Since then they have blamed recent changes to city…

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Comic Con Starts Now! Make Your First Stop Booth #1918!

July 18, 2019
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Comic Con Starts Now! Make Your First Stop Booth #1918!

Come Hang with CBLDF for New Programming, Exclusives, and the Top Party in San Diego!     CBLDF’s Booth #1918 The 50th San Diego Comic-Con is starting today, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has a lot of rewards, exclusives, new programming and amazing events to give you a chance to join the fight for…

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Get Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy with JABberwocky Humble Bundle and Support Free Speech!

July 17, 2019
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Get Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy with JABberwocky Humble Bundle and Support Free Speech!

JABberwocky Literary Agency, the leading genre agency for Sci-Fi & Fantasy authors, has teamed up with Humble Bundle to create an awesome book bundle for everyone. Starting at $1, grab awesome E-Books like Deathstalker Legacy, Servants of the Underworld, Prime Meridian and more! Plus your purchase will help support the important work of Comic Book…

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Get Ready for Comic-Con with CBLDF!

July 15, 2019
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Get Ready for Comic-Con with CBLDF!

Your guide to Free Expression at the biggest comic convention of the year. The 50th annual Comic-Con starts this week, and here’s a quick breakdown of CBLDF events you need to RSVP for, where to go, and what to add to your calendar this year to make the most out of San Diego.  If you’re skipping…

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Just Announced! CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, Open to All!

July 12, 2019
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CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Sponsored by IDW Publishing   Live Art by Gabriel Rodriguez Keynote by Paul Levitz   Saturday, July 20, Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire AB Register to Bid: cbldfauction2019.eventbrite.com Join IDW Publishing to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Auction, happening Saturday, July 20, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Gabriel Rodriguez, acclaimed…

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Love Is Love: An Inside Look At the Banning of an LGBTQ+ Comic

July 11, 2019
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Love Is Love: An Inside Look At the Banning of an LGBTQ+ Comic

Recently Anna Waugh, an English teacher in Texas, wrote a piece offering an inside glimpse of the process that led to her old school banning the comic anthology Love is Love. It is an upsetting look at the bigotry that LGBTQ+ comics still face in many environments, as well as a cautionary tale for teachers…

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Take This Quick Survey and Help CBLDF Today!

July 10, 2019
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Take This Quick Survey and Help CBLDF Today!

Teachers! Help CBLDF and be entered to win a classroom comics library! There’s still time to take CBLDF’s survey about comics in the classroom! This quick questionnaire asks teachers to help us understand how they’re using comics in schools, and what new resources they would like to see us create. As a thank you, all participants are…

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Fight Club 2, Avengers Vault, and Deadpool Among Banned Comics in OR Prisons

July 9, 2019
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Fight Club 2, Avengers Vault, and Deadpool Among Banned Comics in OR Prisons

In late June The Salem Reporter released a list of over 1,600 titles that have been banned in Oregon prisons, including volumes of Deadpool, Preacher, The Avengers , and the graphic novel Fight Club 2 . Also on the list are a wide variety of manga titles, like Berserk and How to Summon a Demon…

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CBLDF 2019 Summer Update is Here! Read it for Free Today

July 8, 2019
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CBLDF 2019 Summer Update is Here! Read it for Free Today

It’s hard to believe but 2019 is half over, and this year has been filled to the brim with exciting news at CBLDF. If you want to keep up with what’s going on at the front lines of free expression, as well as see what’s in store for the second half of the year, make…

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CBLDF Retailer Spotlight: Rebel Base Comics & Toys

July 4, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Spotlight: Rebel Base Comics & Toys

In honor of the 4th of July, CBLDF Retailer Spotlight falls on Rebel Base Comics and Toys in Charlotte, North Carolina, because what were the founding fathers if not Rebels fighting against the Empire? Like a proper secret base, the store resides underground, down an unassuming hallway. However, its location is far from secret, with…

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