WATCH NOW! Gender Queer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study

Watch CBLDF’s behind-the-scenes video on their recent victory in Virginia Beach defending Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir from an obscenity charge. CBLDF digital editor Jordan Smith sat down with Kobabe’s co-counsel Steven Emmert and CBLDF’s Jeff Trexler to have an accessible discussion of the case.

Topics covered include:

  • The social climate in Virginia before the challenge.
  • The sequence of events in the case.
  • What was and wasn’t decided in the final ruling.
  • What we can learn from this case and others like it.

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Editor’s Note: Video was recorded Monday, September 19, 2022, as part of CBLDF’s Banned Books Week celebrations. Since recording, the deadline for appeal has passed, and the judgement to throw out the case stands.