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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 [View all]


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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