June 14, 2006
...Next They'll Burn The Faggots & Niggers
You're telling me in 2006 'phobes are still burning books! I also like how the article barely mentions the burning of books in the African American section.
Link via Republic of T.:
Gay/Lesbian Books Burned In Lakeview Library
'...[S]omeone is believed to have set fire to books with a cigarette lighter and that about 90 gay and lesbian books were destroyed, and that about 10 books destroyed in the African American literature section.
Why the local police department isn't investigating this as a hate crime is beyond me.
Posted by ronn at June 14, 2006 08:17 PM
The public response to this should be the donation of ten times as many books to this library, to send a message that you can destroy property, but you can't prevent the sharing of information about gay lives.
Good idea Bernie. If I weren't so tired and ready for a much needed vacation...
Such an idiotic and cowardly act!
The Chicago gay community is pretty very vocal and active, though. I'm curious as how they will respond.
That is truly a hate crime. I will interested also to see how the community responds to such a shameful act of violence.