Tag: texas

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…