No More Gay Pride Displays in Hillsborough Libraries

Submitted by birdie on Fri, 06/17/2005 - 01:20

An Anonymous Patron writes "Libraries in Hillsborough County (FL) will no longer be permitted to have Gay Pride displays. Led by County Commissioner Ronda Storms the County Commission voted 5-1 that Hillsborough County government abstain from acknowledging, promoting or participating in gay pride recognition and events, little g, little p."
Two gay pride displays at the John F. Germany branch downtown were removed Wednesday afternoon, library staff said. Ronda Storms was active in ``Take Back Tampa,'' which successfully pushed to rescind the amendment to the county's Human Rights Ordinance that protected gay residents. At the time, she said ``government should not be in the business of saying this is acceptable behavior.''"