Mark your calendars and support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this Giving Tuesday!
This past year we have seen a dramatic increase in challenges and bans on graphic novels in schools and libraries. Looking at the numbers so far this school year, it looks like it will be another record-breaking year of challenges and bans.
Comics and graphic novels have become especially vulnerable. Legislation and school policies across the nation, as seen in Missouri, Utah, and Oklahoma, specifically target the visual nature of comics.
CBLDF is fighting back! We had great success in Virginia Beach defending Gender Queer from obscenity charges thanks to our legal team and the financial support from our members and the comics community. Additionally, we’ve helped teachers and retailers by stopping lawsuits before they even made it to court.
All of this is because of the support of folks like you from the comics community. This Giving Tuesday, November 29, we ask that you renew your membership, donate, or commit to a monthly contribution so CBLDF can continue its work and ensure no voice is silenced.
Banned Books Week
As members of the Banned Books Week Coalition, CBLDF hosted and participated in events throughout the week.
Did you miss any? Click the links below so you can catch up on our festivities during the annual celebration.
Gender Queer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study
The Censorship of LGBTQ+ Comic Books with Maia Kobabe and Mike Curato
Banned Books, Comic Books, Libraries, and You
CBLDF in the News
Virginia Won’t Ban Books for Obscenity—for Now — Slate
Comics are Under Attack. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Shows Us How to Fight Back — Popverse
LGBTQ+ Stories Take Center Stage at CBLDF’s Banned Book Week 2022 Events — The Beat
More to Come 536: Jeff Trexler and Maia Kobabe at SPX — Publishers Weekly
CBLDF and its partners have been battling ongoing and organized attempts to censor comics and other books in schools and libraries. You can join the struggle by making a donation or reporting censorship today!