Tell Scholastic to Stop Censoring Gay Friendly Books
  • Petitioned Teryl McLane

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Senior Manager of Communications, Scholastic Book Fairs
Teryl McLane
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Scholastic
Kyle Good
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Scholastic
Richard Robinson

Tell Scholastic to Stop Censoring Gay Friendly Books

    1. Michael Jones
    2. Petition by

      Michael Jones

      Boston, MA

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Scholastic, one of the largest education publishers in the world with broad influence over the reading materials of children everywhere, just dipped its toe into the anti-gay movement. 

The publisher is censoring a book that depicts a girl character with two moms because they consider it offensive and inappropriate for children, preventing it from appearing in its Scholastic Book Fairs.  These are the same book fairs that have reach to millions of schoolchildren nationwide.  By censoring the book, Scholastic is sending the discriminatory and harmful message to children everywhere that same-sex relationships and gay/lesbian parents are wrong and should be hidden from sight.

The book in question is Lauren Myracle's new book Luv Ya Bunches, which features one character that has two moms.  One of Scholastic's justifications for censoring the book is that they wanted to avoid letters of complaint from anti-gay parents. 

This is offensive, wrong, and exactly the opposite of the message of tolerance we should be sending to children.

Tell Scholastic today that you are outraged by its decision and demand that they stop censoring gay-friendly books immediately.

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