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Far-right figures targeting libraries with LGBTIQ+ content

24 Aug 2023


Rights at stake and state’s obligations

The actor of the backlash

The form of backlash

Two far-right figures, Andy Heasman and Ross Lahive, have launched a protest campaign targeting libraries and bookshops in Dublin, Louth, Leitrim, Cork, Kerry, Mayo and other cities in recent weeks, especially those which had held storytelling events hosted by drag queens or which stock books contained references to queerness and gender identity. They both claimed that books which educate young people about LGBTIQ+ identity are ‘indoctrinating’ children, and have made numerous appearances at libraries and shops wearing hoodies emblazoned with the hashtag #ProtectChildhood.

See: The Journal