Tag Archives: lgbtq

“Uncle Bobby’s Wedding” Will Stay in Missouri Library

Today the Brentwood Public Library board handed down its unanimous decision to keep Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, a picture book by Sarah S. Brannen that had recently drawn objections from a patron. Library Director Vicky Wood initially offered a written response … Continue reading

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NCAC and FIRE Issue Joint Letter To Villanova U. on Cancellation of Tim Miller Artist-In-Residency

This week, Villanova University’s administration cancelled a weeklong, artist-in-residency program led by performance artist Tim Miller. NCAC and FIRE are calling on Villanova to reverse this decision. The joint letter (below) points out that the decision to cancel Miller’s residency … Continue reading

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It’s not about the children: “Revolutionary Voices” pulled from public library

We were gratified to learn of a kind mention last week from librarian Lizzy Burns in her thoughtful blog A CHAIR, A FIREPLACE & A TEA COZY concerning one example of the kind of work the NCAC does every day. … Continue reading

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LGBTQ-themed book removed from New Jersey high school library

The Rancocas Valley School Board in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, chose to remove one of the three challenged books at its meeting on May 4. Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology and two other books were challenged because they … Continue reading

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Summer reading list controversies: removal of all LGBTQ books in DC, Sherman Alexie’s book challenged

It’s only the second day of summer, and controversial books are already disappearing from summer reading lists. A quiet act of censorship by Washington, D.C. Public Schools may have resulted in a reading list free of LGBTQ titles. According to … Continue reading

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Monday Book Censorship Wrap

It’s raining here in New York, and it also seems to be raining book censorship news!  From near and far, here’s the round up of book challenges we’re watching. A woman in West Bend, WI, has submitted a complaint to … Continue reading

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