Victoria Cobb, of the Family Foundation of Virginia, says the book Gender Queer has become a target of irate parents across the country, including parents in Loudoun County, who have grown tired of the left-wing indoctrination.
"I think parents were very clear that there are wonderful books out there that should fill the minds of children,” she says, “but this is not one of them."
Gender Queer, written by cartoonist Maia Kobaba, is a comic book-style “memoir” of its author whose journey for “self-identify” includes sexually graphic, pornographic scenes from childhood and adolescence.
Kobabe is supposedly “non-binary” and goes by the personal pronouns “e/em/eir.”
Because of its graphic sexual content, Gender Queer predictably won an “Alex Award” from the far-left American Library Association. That award goes to books that are written for adults that have a “special appeal” to readers ages 12 to 18, the ALA website states.
Scott Ziegler, the controversial Loudoun County Schools superintendent, said in a statement he disagrees with pulling books from library shelves but found the “pictorial depictions in this book ran counter to what is appropriate in school.”