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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

August 16, 2019
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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

Last night’s city council meeting in Leander, Texas was a disappointment for many looking for the city council to rectify the previous prejudiced cancellation of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges. However, in new developments to the ongoing library policies saga,  the council voted 5-2 to prohibit members of the community from renting library rooms for events. They also…

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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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Adding Lumberjanes to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 14, 2019
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Adding Lumberjanes to Your Library or Classroom Collection

This article offers resources for adding the first volume of Lumberjanes to a classroom, curriculum, or library. It also outlines information important in case the work is challenged. The series is an award-winning series that features great LGBTQ+ characters and a vast selection of positive fem… Hardcore Lady Type characters. Surprisingly, Lumberjanes is not loudly challenged or banned, perhaps through of…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Lumberjanes

June 11, 2019
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Lumberjanes

 Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of…

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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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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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