Posts Tagged ‘ lgbtqia ’

Student Stands Up for LGBTQIA Community and Her Own First Amendment Rights

March 14, 2019
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Student Stands Up for LGBTQIA Community and Her Own First Amendment Rights

A Fourth Grader in South Carolina is suing her school district for infringing on her First Amendment rights after they refused to accept her essay on LGBTQIA rights. The assignment was to craft a letter “to society” about something the student wanted to talk about, then the letters would be collected into a book and…

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Investigation Concludes and With Minimal Fallout for Florida Teacher

March 4, 2019
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Investigation Concludes and With Minimal Fallout for Florida Teacher

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Florida teacher investigated by school officials for reading A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, should have gotten permission to read a non-approved book to the class, but overall did no harm. According to The Sentinel, the district released a report explaining, the teacher, Tyler Bond, “had a…

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Victory! Fun Home Restored in New Jersey High Schools

February 26, 2019
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Victory! Fun Home Restored in New Jersey High Schools

Fun Home has been returned to the library shelves in North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District high schools. According to National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), the return happened as recently as February 21st. This is not just a victory for the organizations like Comic book Legal Defense Fund, NCAC, ACLU of New Jersey, and other free speech…

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Two New Jersey High Schools Restrict Fun Home

February 20, 2019
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Two New Jersey High Schools Restrict Fun Home

Two High Schools in North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District New Jersey have chosen to restrict access to Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home. Administrators based their decision to examine the best-selling comic on a challenge to at another High School, likely one that wasn’t held up. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, co-sponsors of National Coalition Against…

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LGBTQIA Muslim Comics Mysteriously Removed from Instagram

February 15, 2019
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LGBTQIA Muslim Comics Mysteriously Removed from Instagram

Indonesian Government Takes Credit, Instagram Denies Involvement This week, Instagram account @Alpantuni, which posted comics about a gay Muslim character in Indonesia, disappeared to the dismay of its 6,000 followers. The government in Indonesia was quick to take credit, claiming they had reached out to the social media Instagram and requested the comics be removed…

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CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project, are standing up with the Andover Public Librarians and imploring them to continue to protect the First Amendment right of all of their patrons. Back in September, a patron of the Andover Library complained about LGBTQIA books, specifically citing I am Jazz, Lily and Dunkin, and George by…

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Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita

January 22, 2019
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Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita

Kansas has decided to attack Alex Gino’s George again along with other LGBTQIA children’s books. This time the challenge has come from Marci Laffen who questions the age-appropriate nature of books like George, I am Jazz, and Lily and Dunkin being shelved with children’s books and says she wants them moved to the adult or…

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Chinese Author Gets 10 Years in Jail for “Boys Love” Erotica

November 23, 2018
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Chinese Author Gets 10 Years in Jail for “Boys Love” Erotica

Another blow for human rights and freedom of expression in China as Lady Tianyi, pen name of the popular erotica writer, is sentenced to ten years in jail for “producing and selling pornography.” Pornography is illegal under Chinese law, but that doesn’t make it uncommon, and critics feel that the prosecution of authors like Tianyi…

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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

November 2, 2018
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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

Last Week, CBLDF wrote about a man in Iowa who took out four LGBTQ children’s books from the Orange City Public Library and proceeded to burn them during a Facebook Live video. Since that news story, the library has received book and money donations from people all over the country to show their support of…

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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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