Four LGBTQ+ books to remain on Douglas County library shelves

The Denver Post: Four books with LGBTQ+ themes will remain on Douglas County Libraries’ shelves after the board of trustees voted Wednesday night to retain them.

Board members unanimously agreed that the books met the library system’s standards and the staff had followed system policies in denying a challenge of the four books, said Amber DeBerry, a Douglas County Libraries spokeswoman.

The books were challenged by Aaron Wood, founder of a conservative group called Freedom Fathers, who cited their LGBTQ+ content in his written objections. Wood said the books promoted hypersexualized behavior and could be damaging to young people.

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