North Dakota: LGBT Book Display at West Fargo Library Sparks Complaints
From INFORUM (Fargo, ND):
Two North Dakota legislators have criticized a West Fargo Public Library display of LGBT books and a Facebook post used to promote it. The resulting controversy has created a small media firestorm.
>he library mounted the display of 24 books on LGBT topics in early August in anticipation of the Fargo-Moorhead Pride celebration, which was held Aug. 10-13. The library also posted a photo of the display on its Facebook page, promoting it and another display on books about people of color with the phrase, “Looking for the perfect last days of summer read?”
“I find it very surprising that the West Fargo Public Library would choose to showcase a display promoting these types of materials regarding human sexuality,” said state Rep. Christopher Olson, R-West Fargo.
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