LGBT-Positive Content a Frequent Theme Among Most Banned Books of 2018 - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Apr 9, 2019

The American Library Association on Monday released its list of challenged and banned books for 2018, showing that over half of the books were censured because of LGBT-positive content, NBC News reports. Coinciding with National Library Week, the organization usually submits a list of ten banned or challenged books, however, this year there was a 10th place tie between two books — “This Day in June” and “Two Boys Kissing” —both of which were burned by a religious protesters in an Iowa last December. John Oliver’s Pence parody book "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” highlighting the life of a fictional gay bunny and pet of the vice-president was number two on the list.