Tuesday night Washington state’s Liberty Lake City Council voted 4-2 to not force the local public library to remove a popular, award-winning LGBTQ book, “Gender Queer,” from its shelves.
It was the second loss for Erin Zasada, a local realtor, KREM reports. Zasada first tried to get the book banned by filing a complaint with the local library.
The book, an award-winning graphic novel, a memoir about coming out as nonbinary has been popular with teens but is housed in the adult section of the library which anyone can access.
It’s also one of the most challenged books in school libraries across the country. The form Zasada filled out asks if she had ever read the book.