Even unpopular ideas deserve spot in library
Herald and News (Klamath Falls)
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
young adult, adult
Dorothy Oak, Deschutes County Library, Bend High School Library
Retained at Deschutes County Library
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.
free access to ideas, gay and lesbian literature, homosexuality