Banning LGBTQ Books In Texas + More News

The superintendent of the Granbury Independent School District in North Texas told a group of librarians he was concerned about the inclusion of books with LGBTQ+ themes

Some news items you might have missed:

Texas Tribune: The superintendent of the Granbury Independent School District in Texas told a group of librarians he was concerned about having LGBTQ books on their shelves, even if they do not describe sex. “It’s the transgender, LGBTQ and the sex — sexuality — in books. That’s what the governor has said that he will prosecute people for, and that’s what we’re pulling out.”

CBS News: Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute, banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing the law to be enforced through civil lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges.

LGBTQ Nation: The GOP is pushing “Don’t Say Gay” bills in 15 states now. It has nothing to do with parents, education or students. It’s about inflicting maximum harm for maximum political benefit.

The Hill: Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) said she feels “threatened” by transgender women who are “aggressively replacing” cisgender women. Umm, a 2016 study found that 0.6% of U.S. adults identify as transgender.

Pink News: Kelly Clarkson welcomed Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway on her talk show for a round of Sing That Name That Tune this week. When the live band launched into the intro of Clarkson’s 2004 hit, “Since U Been Gone,” it was Hathaway who immediately recognized the song and belted out its iconic chorus.