Posts Tagged ‘ Lilah Sturges ’

Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

September 27, 2019
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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

As Banned Books Week draws to a close, it’s crucial to remember that this celebration is to draw attention to the challenges and bans that happen all year long. To keep the spirit of free expression going from this Banned Books Week until the next one, here’s a list of 12 challenged and banned comics…

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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

September 9, 2019
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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 to LGBTQ+ comics, books, and authors, this disturbing trend is gaining traction. CBLDF engages a…

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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

August 14, 2019
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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

This Thursday – August 15, 2019 – the Leander, Texas City Council will meet to discuss the proposed changes to Public Library Programming Policy that led to the discriminatory cancellation of an event with renowned transgender comics author, Lilah Sturges. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship urge the city council…

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Adding Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass To Your Library or Classroom Collection

July 31, 2019
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Adding Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass To Your Library or Classroom Collection

It can be difficult for educators and librarians to find professional reviews of comics and graphic novels in the best of situations, due in part to the small section of revered outlets that review comics. But for a successful series like Lumberjanes, it can become impossible to track down information to support the inclusion of…

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Texas Councilwoman Calls for #JusticeForLilah

July 25, 2019
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Texas Councilwoman Calls for #JusticeForLilah

Leander, TX Councilwoman Christine Sederquist took to Twitter last night to voice her support of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges as well as her frustration at her own city council. Sederquist criticized recent interference from the city that caused the abrupt cancellation of a library event where Sturges was scheduled to talk about her work…

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

July 22, 2019
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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 policies, as well as the lack of background check, that was never discussed with Sturges…

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ACLU, ALA, & More Join CBLDF in Fight for First Amendment in Texas

July 19, 2019
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ACLU, ALA, & More Join CBLDF in Fight for First Amendment in Texas

Thursday letters arrived in Leander, Texas from local and national organization all clamoring for the city council to respect their commitment to the First Amendment. CBLDF was among the first to raise the alarm after an event with renowned comics author Lilah Sturges was abruptly canceled just two hours before the event, blaming new temporary policies,…

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Support CBLDF with Exclusive, Signed Rick & Morty vs D&D and Lumberjanes GNs!

April 4, 2019
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Support CBLDF with Exclusive, Signed Rick & Morty vs D&D and Lumberjanes GNs!

This week CBLDF is excited to offer our supporters exciting new signed premiums, only available through CBLDF! You can make a donation today to get your hands on the brand-new Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons TP with a CBLDF Exclusive Variant Cover by artist Sara Richard, or the Lumberjanes: the Infernal Compass CBLDF Exclusive Hardcover Variant, featuring…

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WonderCon Round-Up, CBLDF Exclusives Go Live!

April 2, 2019
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WonderCon Round-Up, CBLDF Exclusives Go Live!

Sadly WonderCon is over, but it was another great year at the Anaheim convention, and we want to thank all the creators and contributors who made it so successful! Check out the pictures below to get a glimpse of all the fun, learn about the new programming that was offered, and get the link to…

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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

March 28, 2019
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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

Make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t miss a minute of the excitement at Wondercon this year, March 29 – 31. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is bringing a ton of killer rewards including new exclusive comics, offering new programming about the Comics Code Authority, and hosting signings at the booth you will…

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