Posts Tagged ‘ lgbtqia ’

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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2 Oregon School Districts Leave Reading Competition Over Trans Character

May 2, 2018
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2 Oregon School Districts Leave Reading Competition Over Trans Character

Two Oregon School districts have determined that they will not allow 3rd – 5th graders to participate in Oregon’s Battle of the Books this year, due to the inclusion of Alex Gino’s frequently contested book about a trans child, George. Oregon’s Battle of the Books is an entirely elective program designed to encourage children’s literacy,…

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Athens Bookshop Fights Censorship of LGBTQIA Book

March 14, 2018
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Athens Bookshop Fights Censorship of LGBTQIA Book

Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, ended a book fair early when a school’s administrator demanded they pull Richard Peck’s The Best Man off the sales floor, despite previously having agreed it could be displayed and sold. The book, which centers around a boy getting to be the best man when his uncle marries his male…

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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

February 23, 2018
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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

Over 340 people have signed a petition to ban Orange City Public Library in Iowa from purchasing new LGBTQIA books, while also quarantining and placing public ratings on the 168 books in the current collection that fall under the scope of this public inquest. It all began when someone filed a complaint regarding a particular…

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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

February 16, 2018
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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

South Dakota Senator Phil Jensen (R) changed his mind about making history with the first bill to ban discussion of gender identity and gender expression in K-7 classrooms throughout the state. Jensen originally proposed SB 160 because he felt gender was not appropriate for anyone below eighth grade to discuss and those students should instead focus…

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One Million Moms Mad at George

January 11, 2018
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One Million Moms Mad at George

One Million Moms, an offshoot of the hate group American Family Association, has decided to take a break from yelling at the TV and turn their collective ire towards that devilish bastion of children’s literacy, Scholastic Inc. They posted a call to action, encouraging their followers to contact Scholastic and ask them to “discontinue publishing…

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California School District Reaffirms Support for Teacher Who Read Transgender Books

September 20, 2017
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California School District Reaffirms Support for Teacher Who Read Transgender Books

In front of a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 people, a public charter school system in Rocklin, California reaffirmed this week that a kindergarten teacher’s in-class reading of two transgender-themed picture books was in line with district policy. However, the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools (RAFOS) also promised going forward to “try and notify parents…

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