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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 12:57 PM

Long Island Library Pulls All LGBTQ Material in Children's Section During Pride Month

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/long-island-library-pulls-all-lgbtq-material-in-childrens-section-during-pride-month/3745781/

Did a Long Island library board decide to hide the pride?

On Tuesday, the Smithtown Library Board voted to take down all pride displays and ban any books about gay pride from their children’s sections — a controversial move that has lots of people weighing in, from Gov. Kathy Hochul to a New York Times best-selling author.

The library's board of trustees voted 4-2 to remove all LGBTQ+ Pride displays from their four libraries.

But it doesn't end there, as any LGBTQ+ book is now banned from the children’s rooms and must be placed elsewhere.

"Our LGBTQ youth are under attack," said Dr. David Kilmnick, the president and CEO of the New York LGBTQ Network. "This isn’t Alabama or Florida or the bible belt — this is Long Island!"

Brianna Baker-Stines, the president of the library board, was similarly shocked and disappointed by the actions taken. She told NBC New York, "I was horrified by the display of ignorance at last night's Board meeting. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I recognize the importance of access to diverse materials.”

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 02:02 PM

1. I'm sick of this shit.

Tired of all the ignorant pieces of filth.

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 02:24 PM

2. The latest...

T
he Smithtown library board will hold an emergency meeting Thursday night amidst furor over removal of Pride Month displays from the children’s rooms of the library system this week.

Library board members had approved the removal by a 4-2 vote Tuesday night. Library director Robert Lusak, who is not a voting board member, told Newsday the displays included at least 29 books that are still in the library collection. They include a history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and picture books like "Pink is for Boys" and "Pride Puppy."

Pride displays remain in other areas of the system's four libraries, Lusak said.

The emergency meeting will be conducted over Zoom at 6:30 p.m., according to a notice posted on the library website.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, LGBTQ advocates and library professionals have condemned the removal.


https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/smithtown-libraries-pride-month-y92eslkm

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 06:49 PM

3. Ignorant and evil

These people have made it their mission to make this the most hateful Pride month ever. What a pack of bigots and fascists.

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