Controversy arose over the announcement that the library would host the family-focused program, which features reading, singing and crafts presided over by drag queens.
Kick off summer with NCAC’s recommendations for books that amplify LGBTQ stories and voices, and that are frequently banned in schools!
A group called the Concerned Parents of San Diego held their children from school to protest the district’s Sexual Health Education Program, SHEP. Among the material the group finds objectionable is the award-winning It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris.
After anonymous complaints about brief images of sexual acts in an avant-garde film shown in class, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design launched a sexual harassment investigation. Saul Levine, the professor teaching the class and the target of the investigation, who is also a well-regarded avant-garde filmmaker, resigned in protest. This incident raises serious concerns beyond the individual case.
More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the removal of a Balthus painting in response to “the current climate around sexual assault and allegations that become more public each day.” The Met has refused to remove the work.
The board met on Monday night to review their literature policy in light of the controversy but voted unanimously to keep it unchanged.
The book, which tells Jazz’s story of struggle with having “a girl brain but a boy body,” was brought to school in June by a transitioning kindergartner at Rocklin Academy Gateway School.
NCAC is praising the grassroots efforts of Chicagoans who have set an example for the rest of the country.
A formal complaint was lodged by a local parent who was offended by the presence of profanity in the book, which includes passages that reference sexual assault.
Oklahoma LGBT activists are calling into question a local library policy that limits the placement of LGBT-themed books to sections that hold books on sensitive topics such as drug use, incarceration and sexual abuse.
VOYA dismissed critics of its recommendation. But why are VOYA readers rightly concerned?
In statements reminiscent of the culture wars of the 1990s, three Republican lawmakers in Cobb County, Georgia have attacked a museum exhibition that explories the effects of the AIDS epidemic. The exhibition, Art AIDS America, was on view at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University from February through late May, and travels […]
Parents in Michigan are very upset about a Toni Morrison novel being taught in an AP English class.
It looks like a Tennessee high school will have a gay-straight alliance club after all. But do the district’s new rules for all clubs go too far?
Students are speaking out against legislation that would require parental notification of the teaching of “sexually explicit content” in public schools.
A bill that would require Virginia public schools to notify parents about ‘sexually explicit content’ should be vetoed by the governor, a coalition of literary and free speech groups argue.
A local businessman wants a Florida city council to bar performances in a publicly-owned theater that he deems inappropriate.
A Virginia bill that would require public schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit content” poses a profound threat to public education and First Amendment principles.
At Franklin County High School in Tennessee, some students and parents are outraged by the very existence of the Gay-Straight Alliance.
A series of proposed changes to the sex ed curriculum in Omaha, Nebraska generated intense opposition late last year, with hundreds of angry parents packing a meeting to denounce plans to teach students about gender identity, emergency contraception, and abortion. Now it is up to the board to decide how and what students will learn.