Study Shows Effects Of Queer Book Bans As 1650 Titles Pulled In More Than 5000 Schools

Efforts to ban books have gathered enough backing this past year, where hundreds of titles cut across thousands of schools. These schools include those who often tackle ‘culture wars’ issues like gender, sexuality, and race, a study shows. As per the report published by the anti-censorship group PEN America, in the school year 2021-2022, there […]

U S Supreme Court’s Sotomayor Allows Yeshiva University Bar LGBTQ+ Student Club

On Friday, last week, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor allowed Yeshiva University to refuse to recognize an LGBT student club. The Yeshiva University is a private Jewish university in New York City that claims that the said violates its religious values. It temporarily blocked a judge’s ruling that states the university should accept the […]

Miami Dade School Board Votes On If High Schoolers Can Learn LGBTQ+ History

The Miami-Dade School Board allowed dozens of public speakers on Wednesday to express their diverse stands on a resolution to identify October as LGBTQ History Month. The resolution however didn’t get passed. Andrea S. Pita Mendez, the school board’s student advisor, expressed her fear during the meeting as there was tension among speakers with polarized […]

‘Angels’ Shield BYU’s LGBTQ+ Students From Protesters

The Mormon-run Brigham Young University has a large LGBTQ+ student population. With BYU policy mirroring that of the church, LGBTQ+ clubs are not allowed to meet on campus. The RaYnbow Collective, a nonprofit group supporting the LGBTQ+ community at BYU, holds an annual celebration to kick off the school year at a park nearby. The […]

New York’s Yeshiva University Asks Supreme Court To Allow Block Of LGBTQ+ Club

One of New York’s Jewish colleges is refusing is establish a Pride Alliance club, despite court orders encouraging them to do so. Yeshiva University filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday seeking to block a court order that requires the New York University to recognize a “Pride Alliance” LGBTQ student club. The […]

Memories Of ‘Field Of Dreams’ As Mom Addresses Book Bans At School Board Meeting

In another attack on free speech, a group of far-right conservative activists has influenced the Granbury Texas School District board to ban several books containing LGBTQ content. The board has also granted school administrators the power to remove books from shelves without any review process if they decide they are not appropriate for students. This […]

DeSantis Goes After School Boards And Wins In Broward & Miami Dade County

As a fallout of the tragic school shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Governor DeSantis has suspended four Broward School Board members and made four new appointments to replace them. On February 14, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, […]