Posted by on May 16, 2024 5:28 am
Originally From: Pink News

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Cumberland City Council, Sydney has reversed its LGBTQ+ book ban after backlash from the queer community who protested outside of the council building, saying: “We demand our equal rights”.

On 15 May, Cumberland City Council was at the centre of an hours-long heated debate on the book ban – which saw eight publicly funded libraries becoming devoid of offering a book which included content on same-sex parents. The Mayor of Inner West Sydney branded the ban as “pathetic“. 

Cumberland City Council faced global backlash for banning the book, Same-Sex Parenting by Holly Duhig, which is suitable for children aged five to seven. 

The council debated Labor councillor Kun Huang’s motion to move the book to the junior non-fiction section, rather than banning it from libraries. The


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