Library Removes Gay Literature

Anna writes “The central branch of the Lexington Public Library (Kentucky) is enforcing a nine-year old policy that “forbids distributing free political materials ‘written from one point of view only.'” by removing the all copies of two local GLBT publications from their free publications tables. The Lexington-based publication, GLSO News, has been on display in the public libraries (and other locations) since 1991, and provides information about local events and issues of interest to the GLBT community and their allies.

The monthly newsletter, said editor Mary Crone, is a go-to guide of community events and current issues that might interest local gays, lesbians and adults considering coming out. It includes movie reviews, fiction, and listings for upcoming social events such as coffeehouse talks, picnics and coming-out meetings.

“Gay rights is not our focus,” Crone said. “We’re just working on how our community can get along, learn from each other and live in a larger world that is largely straight.”