HK public libraries remove LGBTQIA+ kids books

(27 June 2018) The Hong Kong government has been accused of moving several LGBTQIA-themed children’s books out of public view in the city’s public libraries, following complaints by an anti-gay group, reports the Standard.

The Hong Kong government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) confirmed some titles have been moved to a closed location where they can only be read with parental guidance. Up to 10 titles have been affected, including The Boy in the Dress (David Williams, HarperCollins), Daddy, Papa, and Me (Leslea Newman, Tricycle Press) and Milly, Molly and Different Dads (Gill Pittar, Molly Molly Books).

According to the Standard, the decision to move the books was reportedly initiated after a complaint was lodged by the Family School Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance Concern Group on the basis that the books promote homosexuality.

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The South China Morning Post has more.