Posts Tagged ‘ lgbtqia ’

Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

August 24, 2018
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Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

Lafayette, Louisiana Mayor-President, Joel Robideaux, expressed concern over an upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour at the local public library, going so far as to say he would look into canceling or moving the event. The October event is designed to amuse and engage children from 3-6 while teaching them about inclusion and acceptance. The Drag…

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LGBTQ Buttons Pulled From Library

August 17, 2018
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LGBTQ Buttons Pulled From Library

Last year Washington County libraries were asked to take down LGBTQIA displays for Pride Month, replacing them this year with exhibits featuring the more generic “Diversity” theme. But when the librarians felt like they should do more to represent Pride, and made buttons reading “Ask me about LGBTQ reads” they were once again met with…

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Free Speech Falters in Hong Kong

August 1, 2018
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Free Speech Falters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been in the news a lot recently for failures of protecting free speech. A popular book by a world-famous author being label indecent. Children’s books being removed to a “closed section.” Freedom of the press in danger from self-censorship while being undermined by the government. These all add up to an unattractive…

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Anne Ishii, Bara Manga Renaissance Woman, Appointed Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative

July 30, 2018
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Anne Ishii, Bara Manga Renaissance Woman, Appointed Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative

Asian Arts Initiative announced recently that Anne Ishii will be joining the organization as their new Executive Director. Asian Arts Initiative (AAI) is dedicated to creating community through the power of art. Founded in 1993 in response to the growing racial tension between African-American and Asian-American communities, AAI advances understanding through art and performance, and…

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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

June 29, 2018
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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

As June comes to a close, we’ve compiled a list of comics that have LGBTQIA+ content and creators for which we have developed resources for educators and librarians. Many of these books are frequently banned or challenged. To get signed copies of some of these works, and so many more comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and from LGBTQIA+…

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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Characters With Signed Batwoman, Wicked & Divine, Love & Rockets, and More!

June 21, 2018
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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Characters With Signed Batwoman, Wicked & Divine, Love & Rockets, and More!

Celebrate Pride Month with excellent graphic novels featuring LGBTQ+ characters, including Batwoman by Rucka & Williams, signed by Greg Rucka & J.H. Williams III; Batwoman: Hydrology, signed by J.H. Williams III; Wicked & Divine Books One and Two, signed by Kieron Gillen; Love & Rockets Library: Maggie the Mechanic and The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S., signed by Jaime Hernandez; Runaways by Vaughan & Alphona Omnibus, signed by Brian K.…

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Celebrate Pride Month With GNs Signed by Alison Bechdel, Tillie Walden, Sina Grace, & Many More!

June 14, 2018
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Celebrate Pride Month With GNs Signed by Alison Bechdel, Tillie Walden, Sina Grace, & Many More!

Celebrate Pride with CBLDF! Donate to CBLDF today and grab one of these wonderful signed graphic novels that support our crucial work fighting the myriad bans and challenges on LGBTQ+ comics, including our ongoing defense of Fun Home in a New Jersey high school. Your support helps us ensure that these important stories and perspectives are available to readers in schools and libraries…

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Love Is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQIA Comics

June 8, 2018
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Love Is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQIA Comics

Editor’s note: This interview first appeared summer of 2017 in CBLDF Defender Vol. 2, Issue 2. As we approach the second year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub, this is a look back at the queer comics community responding to the tragedy and utilzing comics as a platform for activism and change.   On June…

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How the Comics Code Erased LGBTQ Characters from Mainstream Comics

June 1, 2018
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How the Comics Code Erased LGBTQ Characters from Mainstream Comics

Fredric Wertham’s attack on comics in the early 1950s is probably most remembered today for his concern about over-the-top horror and violence from the likes of EC. But there was another aspect that preoccupied Wertham just as much: the potential for comics to “stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may…

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Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

May 21, 2018
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Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

Justin Hall, who brought together the elegant and poignant queer comics anthology, No Straight Lines has been working on a new documentary by the same name with Peabody Award-winning director, Vivian Kleinman. The documentary is set to follow several groundbreaking LBGTQ comic book creators who broke barriers and paved the way for queer comics today. Justin was…

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