Tag Archives: libraries

Librarian Sues Anti-LGBTQ Activists For Defamation

The Hill reports: A librarian in Louisiana filed a lawsuit against two men and a conservative organization, alleging they defamed her when they attacked her for supporting the teaching of books involving the LGBTQ community. Amanda Jones, a middle school librarian and the president of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, alleged in the lawsuit that a “public campaign” against …

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Michigan Town Defunds Library Over LGBTQ Books

The Guardian reports: A small-town library is at risk of shutting down after residents of Jamestown, Michigan, voted to defund it rather than tolerate certain LGBTQ+-themed books. Residents voted on Tuesday to block a renewal of funds tied to property taxes, Bridge Michigan reported. The vote leaves the library with funds through the first quarter of next year. Once a …

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MS Mayor Withholds Library Funds Over LGBTQ Books

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee is withholding $110,000 of funding from the Madison County Library System allegedly on the basis of his personal religious beliefs, with library officials stating that he has demanded that the system initiate a purge of LGBTQ+ books before his office releases the money. Tonja Johnson, executive director for the Madison County …

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Christians Now Targeting Books In Local TX Libraries

The Texas Tribune reports: When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians in this small Central Texas county will be conducting a “thorough review” of every children’s book in the library, at the behest of the Llano County Commissioners Court. “I think …

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Homocon Kevin DuJan Is Very Upset That “Perverts” Might View Porn At The Library

We haven’t heard much from Chicago homocon Kevin DuJan lately as he appears to have abandoned his Sarah Palin fan site. He hasn’t posted there in six months and his co-blogger Megan Fox hasn’t posted since September. (Of course, Tea Party sites such as World Net Daily continue to repeat DuJan’s infamous claim that President Obama goes to bathhouses.) The …

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The Men Of The Stacks

A beefcake calendar of male librarians? Sure! Their website even has a link to the It Gets Better Project. (Tipped by JMG reader David.)

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Porn Shaming

If you are found viewing porn on the computers at public libraries in Quincy, Massachusetts, City Councilman Daniel Raymondi wants to shame you by publishing your name in the local newspaper. Via the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow: “We have valuable taxpayer resources, in my judgment, being abused by people who violate a library policy against visiting pornographic sites, and this …

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Wingnuts Go After Teen Sex Advice Mag

Over the complaints of more than 100 parents, Ames, Iowa is backing a librarian’s decision that a sex advice magazine written by and for teenagers remain on the shelves. The above image is a screen shot from magazine’s website. A teen sex magazine will stay on the shelves at the Ames Public Library despite a petition signed by more than …

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