Article Title

Library to move display

Authors

Elise Hamner

Newspaper

The World (Coos Bay)

Date

12-13-1996

Challenged Material

Display that included literature about gays and lesbians and gay authors

Location

Coos Bay

Participants

Patrons and the Coos Bay Public Library board

Outcome

Display location changed

Abstract

The Coos Bay Public Library board decided to move a book display after patrons complained about an exhibit on Gay History Month. The board also decided to exclude fliers from community organizations in future displays. Library staff commented it was not up to the library to determine what is appropriate reading for patrons.

Keywords

PFLAG, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Mark Swails, Michele Caldwell, Myrna Dawson, Curt Benward, gay literature

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