Article Title

Even unpopular ideas deserve spot in library

Authors

Newspaper

Herald and News (Klamath Falls)

Date

7-5-1993

Challenged Material

Being homosexual: gay men and their development by Richard Isay, The Arizona kid by Ron Koertge, After the ball: how America will conquer its hatred and fear of homosexuals in the '90s by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen

Reading Level

young adult, adult

Location

Bend

Participants

Dorothy Oak, Deschutes County Library, Bend High School Library

Outcome

Retained at Deschutes County Library

Abstract

The author of this editorial promotes libraries as "bastions of free expression" in response to Dorothy Oak's challenges to 17 books that purportedly encourage homosexuality. Oak, a leader of the Oregon Citizen's Alliance, challenged the books at the Deschutes County Library and Bend High School Library. Library director at the Deschutes County Library, Ralph Delamarter, decided to retain the books.

Keywords

free access to ideas, gay and lesbian literature, homosexuality

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