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Librarians Push Back Against Library of the Year Winner for Hosting Transphobic Group

Librarians on Twitter are sharing an open letter to Library Journal (LJ) asking the publication to take back its 2020 Gale/LJ Library of the Year award from Seattle Public Library, which came under fire for hosting a group that “denies the rights of transgender, nonbinary, and gender variant people to have autonomy over their gender identity.” The letter’s “signatories demand that the 2020 Gale/LJ Library of the Year award be revoked, and the $10,000 prize be donated to Gender Justice League, a Seattle-based organization working to support civil and human rights for trans and gender diverse people.”

Read a thread explaining more about the letter here.

LJ released a statement in response here, and reactions are here and here.



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