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GLAAD joins 600+ writers, artists, and advocates to oppose efforts to censor LGBTQ books and books about race

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threatened library and school personnel with violence, started recalls against school board members, filed complaints to have the books removed for being age-inappropriate, and even, in some cases, called on local police to pursue criminal charges against teachers and librarians who either refuse or don’t act swiftly enough to remove the books from library shelves.

In Virginia’s Spotsylvania County, two school board members even suggested that books that have been deemed “sexually explicit” by critics should be burned.The coalition issued a statement warning of the dangers of censoring books, with GLAAD and the other 600+ organizations signing onto the statement to show their support.“In communities across the country, an organized.

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