Oregon Library Refuses To “Segregate” LGBTQ Books

Oregon Public Radio reports:

In an unusual sight, people packed into the Crook County Library on Thursday night for a meeting of its board. The topic at hand had drawn the standing room crowd: namely, whether or not to segregate LGBTQ-friendly children’s books into a separate section. By the end of the night, the crowd had spoken overwhelmingly in support of keeping the books where they are, and the board voted 4-1 to not place the books in a special section.

Library Director April Witteveen said the debate started in May when a group of local elementary school children visited the library. One student took home one of the library’s LGBTQ books. Soon after the school stopped sending children to the library during school hours. Witteveen said the school does not have a library and students haven’t returned since.

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