Posts Tagged ‘ this day in june ’

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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Iowa Man Burns LGBTQIA Library Books on Facebook Live

October 26, 2018
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Iowa Man Burns LGBTQIA Library Books on Facebook Live

Paul Dorr, the leader of an anti-choice, anti-LGBTQIA group called Rescuing the Perishing, posted a video of himself on Facebook Live burning children’s books borrowed from the Orange City Public Library in Iowa. According to the Sioux City Journal the books burned were David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, Gayle E. Pitman’s This Day in June, Christine…

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Librarian Offers Tips for Handling Ugly Book Challenges

June 21, 2017
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Librarian Offers Tips for Handling Ugly Book Challenges

Two years ago this month, Hood County, Texas library director Courtney Kincaid embarked on what would ultimately be a successful defense of two LGBTQIA-themed children’s books that were challenged by more than 50 local residents: My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman and Kristyna Litten. Although she…

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Author Shares Cautionary Tale of Censorship for Banned Books Week

September 27, 2016
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Author Gayle Pitman has seen first-hand how far censors will go to have a book pulled from their community after her own book, This Day in June, became a target in Hood County, Texas. Pitman shares her story and a cautionary tale of the effects of censorship for Banned Books Week on the American Library…

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VICTORY in TX: LGBTQ Books Remain in Hood County Library

July 15, 2015
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VICTORY in TX: LGBTQ Books Remain in Hood County Library

Following a packed community forum where residents of Hood County, Texas spoke both for and against two LGBTQ-themed children’s books in the local public library, county commissioners decided yesterday that My Princess Boy and This Day In June will remain on the shelves. Library director Courtney Kincaid and the library’s advisory board had already denied…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending LGBTQ Children’s Books in Hood County

July 13, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending LGBTQ Children’s Books in Hood County

In advance of a meeting where county commissioners in Hood County, Texas will hear citizen complaints against two LGBTQ-themed picture books in the local public library, CBLDF today joins with a coalition of free speech advocacy organizations led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter in support of library director Courtney…

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Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

July 3, 2015
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Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

Over 50 residents of Hood County, Texas have filed formal challenges against two LGBTQ-themed children’s picture books found in the local public library. Library director Courtney Kincaid and an advisory board have already refused to move My Princess Boy and This Day in June out of the children’s section, but the Hood County Commissioners may…

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