Saturday, September 30, 2023

ALA’s annual propaganda exercise "Banned Books Week"

American Library Association’s annual propaganda exercise @BannedBooksWeek is here. Their list of 2022’s top supposedly “banned” books is revealing. All 13 are sexually explicit. 

ALA tries to dismiss challenges: the books are only “claimed to be sexually explicit.” Put explicit porn in front of these people and they pretend to see Winnie the Pooh

Seven books on the list also have an “LGBTQIA+” focus (so any objection is discriminatory!). Some include sexual abuse, rape, incest, profanity, or drug use. 

Nothing to see here!
1. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
2. All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
4. Flamer by Mike Curato
5. (tie) Looking for Alaska by John Green
5. (tie) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
7. Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
8. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
9. Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez
10. (tie) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
10. (tie) Crank by Ellen Hopkins
10. (tie) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
10. (tie) This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson

See reliable info on these books at

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

LGBTQ Holy Days in US Schools 2023-2024 - Calendar & Info


Thanks to Mission: America for posting these dates & background info. More detail at

Bisexual Awareness Week, Sept. 16- 23, 2023.

Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, 2023.

LGBTQ History Month, October 2023.

“Coming Out” Day, Oct. 11, 2023.

International Pronouns Day, Oct. 18, 2023.

Spirit Day, Oct.19, 2023.

Solidarity Week (formerly Ally Week), Nov. 6–10, 2023.

Transgender Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19, 2023.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20, 2023.

No Name-Calling Week, Jan. 15-19, 2024.

National Day of Reading: A Celebration of Stories Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Youth, Feb. 2024 [Feb. 16 or TBD]

Transgender Day of Visibility, Mar. 31, 2024.

Day of Silence, Apr. 12, 2024.

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, May 17, 2024.

Harvey Milk Day, May 22, 2024.

   LGBTQ Pride Month, June 2024.  educators