Those attempting to ban books in schools and public libraries are specifically targeting books that include LGBTQ+ themes and characters. Many believe this is an attempt to prevent young people from forming queer identity in the first place and/or forcing them to stay in the closest. This episode of Something To Talk About Live, we will be discussing Samantha Riedel’s article in them. “Queer Book Bans Aren't About Books At All” with author and trans trailblazer Kate Bornstein.
Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.
We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, March 3. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!
Author: Samantha Riedel
Questions for Discussion:
Bonus read: Check out “What Students Are Saying About Banning Books From School Libraries” which appeared in the New York Times, by The Learning Network and “How a Queer Christian Student Helped Defeat a Proposed Book Ban” which appeared in Sojourners by Quinn Clark.
About Our Guests:
Kate Bornstein, Author and Trans Trailblazer
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