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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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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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The Hate U Give Restored to Katy High School Libraries–with Restrictions

January 19, 2018
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The Hate U Give Restored to Katy High School Libraries–with Restrictions

The critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has returned to high school library shelves in Katy, Texas–but students need parental permission to check it out, and it could still be banned later on after evaluation by a review committee. In violation of Katy Independent School District policy, Superintendent Lance Hindt…

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Katy School Board Will Consider Challenge to The Hate U Give

January 12, 2018
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Katy School Board Will Consider Challenge to The Hate U Give

Last month, Angie Thomas’ critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel The Hate U Give was removed from school library shelves in Katy, Texas after it was challenged by a parent who complained of “inappropriate language.” On Monday, the board of the Katy Independent School District will convene to decide whether the searing racial-justice themed book should again…

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NCAC Tells Texas School District to Reverse Ban on The Hate U Give

December 6, 2017
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NCAC Tells Texas School District to Reverse Ban on The Hate U Give

The National Coalition Against Censorship today urged the school district in Katy, Texas to obey its own challenge policy and restore Angie Thomas’ award-winning and critically-acclaimed novel The Hate U Give to school library shelves. The book is currently under review after it was challenged last month by a parent who complained of “inappropriate language,”…

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The Hate U Give Reportedly Banned in Texas School District

December 1, 2017
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The Hate U Give Reportedly Banned in Texas School District

School officials in Katy, Texas have banned the critically acclaimed YA novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas without following district challenge policy, according to a student who posted about the incident on Twitter. Katy Independent School District Superintendent Lance Hindt reportedly ordered the book pulled from shelves in mid-November after some parents complained…

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San Antonio Mother, News Station Team Up Against Graphic Novel in School Library

November 20, 2017
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San Antonio Mother, News Station Team Up Against Graphic Novel in School Library

A San Antonio mother is unhappy that her son was able to check out the graphic novel SP4RX by Wren McDonald from the library at Hobby Middle School, telling a local news station that she found “drugs, naked women and cuss words” inside the book. Samantha Robinson has filed a challenge as outlined in Northside…

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