Members of an anti-gay group, Family School SODO (Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance) Concern Group, submitted a petition in 2017 opposing the rating of the film Beauty and the Beast as appropriate for all ages due to content supportive of “gay-related behaviour or lifestyle”, and recently succeeded in getting Hong Kong public libraries to move 10 books considered supportive of the LGBT lifestyle from the shelves to the closed stacks. Photo: Dickson Lee

Public library’s role is to safeguard freedom of expression, not play it safe by hiding gay-themed books

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Members of an anti-gay group, Family School SODO (Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance) Concern Group, submitted a petition in 2017 opposing the rating of the film Beauty and the Beast as appropriate for all ages due to content supportive of “gay-related behaviour or lifestyle”, and recently succeeded in getting Hong Kong public libraries to move 10 books considered supportive of the LGBT lifestyle from the shelves to the closed stacks. Photo: Dickson Lee
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