Two directors quit Iowa town’s library after complaints about hirings, LGBTQ and Biden books | State and regional news

Gage Miskimen, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids The Vinton Public Library has lost two directors in two years as city residents have complained about the library’s display of LGBTQ books and books about President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Most recently departing the library was Renee Greenlee, its director for six months. Her experience … Read more

Protesters remove youth LGBTQ books from Columbia SC library

The non-profit political advocacy group Catholic Vote launched a campaign earlier this year to remove LGBTQ children’s books from public libraries. Someone opposed to children’s books with an LGBTQ focus appears to be protesting by checking out every book in a Pride Month display at a Columbia-area library. “To protect our children and the community, … Read more

Bay Area drag queen Panda Dulce speaks out after far-right children extremists Proud Boys storm’s event at San Lorenzo Library

SAN LORENZO, Calif. (KGO) — A children’s story time turned into a nightmare Saturday afternoon at the San Lorenzo library. Bay Area drag queen, Panda Dulce, was co-hosting a kids’ reading event in celebration of Pride Month when suddenly the unthinkable happened. “Eight to ten Proud Boys marched in with their cameras blazing, point at … Read more

10-year-old Lafayette girl creates Little Queer Library offering free LGBTQ, banned books | Entertainment/Life

While the adults biker over possibly banning books and movies from public libraries and removing book displays for Pride and Black History months, a 10-year-old Lafayette girl is taking steps to ensure LGBTQ-themed and banned books remain available. Cora Newton is creating what appears to be the area’s first Little Queer Library. It will join … Read more

New Studies Show Growing Number of Trans, Nonbinary Youth in US

Two new studies point to an ever-increasing number of young people in the United States who identify as transgender and nonbinary, with the figures doubling among 18- to 24-year-olds in one institute’s research — from 0.66% of the population in 2016 to 1.3% (398,900) this year. In addition, 1.4% (300,100) of 13- to 17-year-olds identify … Read more

A ‘Crisis’ of Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts in Transgender Youth

Transgender youth are significantly more likely to consider suicide and attempt it compared to their cisgender peers, new research shows. In a large population-based study, investigators found the increased risk of suicidality is partly because of bullying and cyberbullying experienced by transgender teens. The findings are “extremely concerning and should be a wake-up call,” Ian … Read more