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What LGBTQ+ activists have to say about banning books from school libraries

Release date: July 8, 2024


Nationwide, school libraries – often refuges for students who are being othered by their classmates – are being weaponized. In this final Pride Month installment of 2024, I asked several of the Grand Marshals of the 2024 NYC Pride March to react to the growing movement to deny students access to books with queer and trans voices.


In this episode you will hear:


- Robin Drake, Afrolatino trans male, advocate, and professional with the Hetrick-Martin Institute


- Eshe Ukweli, writer, content creator, and digital strategist


- DaShawn Usher, Senior Director of Communities of Color and Media at GLAAD and Founder and Executive Director of Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI)


- Baddie Brooks, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and champion for queer and transgender communities

- Miss Major, author, pioneering activist, and community organizer for transgender rights; and


- Michelle Visage, singer, producer, and permanent judge on RuPaul's Drag Race


More information about these activists, including links to their organizations, is below.



Links


Robin Drake


Eshe Ukweli


DaShawn Usher


Baddie Brooks


Miss Major


Michelle Visage

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