Tag: censorship

CBLDF Victory for Caged Bird, Gatsby, & More

Wednesday, May 20, Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) School Board in Alaska voted 6 to 1 to rescind a prior decision that banned five titles from a proposed high school English elective curriculum and brought their school district national attention. CBLDF, in collaboration…

Fight Identity Censorship with CBLDF

With the increase in challenges and bans to diverse comics, books, programming, and displays it is becoming important to go beyond just choosing titles that reflect the community to now ensuring those choices are protected. CBLDF offers a huge selection…

CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year.…

Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

Addressing Identity Censorship Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST (Banned Books Week) Identity censorship is the most frequent form of intellectual freedom challenge in today’s environment.  From moral panic about Drag Queen Story Hour to frequent challenges…

Leander Librarians Say, Yes – Cancellation of Lumberjanes Event is Discrimination from City Council

Last week CBLDF protested the abrupt cancellation of popular comics author, Lilah Sturges, just two hours before she was scheduled to talk about Lumberjanes at Leander Public Library in Texas. The city gave inadequate reasons, claiming temporary changes to library event…

Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

Almost a year after Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was successfully retained in a New Jersey school district, a lawsuit has been brought against school district employees in Watchung Hills alleging if the graphic novel isn’t removed, “minors…

New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

Popular anime show New Game is now being broadcast in South Korea, but not before the censors got their hands on it. And while anime censorship is not new or surprising, the ridiculousness of the situation with New Game has…

Comics Censorship Crises Past, Present, and Future – an Inside Look at CBLDF

Last week Adam Adler from Escapist Magazine sat down with Comic book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein to talk about censorship in comics, both the history and the current crises. Escapist is a journalistic take on an amalgam…