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Utah library workers told to remove LGBTQ-themed displays

ST. GEORGE, Utah – Employees at a southern Utah library say that they were pressured to remove buttons and other displays to highlight LGBTQ-themed materials because they are seen as controversial.

Joel Tucker, the director responsible for the library branches in Washington County, says the buttons and displays in the Hurricane library drew complaints from upset visitors.

Library staff, that the displays and wore the buttons tell the Spectrum that they never received any complaints.

They say that the LGBTQ-themed displays were similar to those they make for Saint Patrick’s Day, polygamy and the Black History Month.

Ammon Treasure, an employee at the library, said last week that the intention behind is the Pride of the Month displays was to the library is a safe space to learn more about the subject.

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Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com

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