Banned! Books in Drag is coming right up at Neighbours Nightclub on Saturday, September 26th from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. This free, 21+ event will feature an amazing array of local talent including Aleksa Manila, La Saveona Hunt, Charlie Menace, Robbie Turner, Atasha Manila and more. David Schmader will be the MC for the evening and artist Ellen Forney, the illustrator of last year’s most challenged book, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will be making a special guest appearance.
To celebrate Banned Books Week, try some of these books that have been challenged and banned for LGBTQ content:
Washington author Brent Hartinger faced many challenges for his teen novel, The Geography Club, in which a gay teen finds out that he is not alone when a closeted classmate reaches out online. There is also a film based on the book.
Malinda Lo’s Ash is a lesbian retelling of the Cinderalla story.
To learn more about Banned Books Week check out the American Library Association’s website.