Why LGBT books for children should be out of the closet, and hiding them away is no small matter

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 July, 2018, 8:31pm
UPDATED : Monday, 23 July, 2018, 8:31pm

This is in response to G. Bailey’s misguided interpretation of the issues facing the LGBT community (“Why LGBT outrage over library books is absurd”, July 20).

Your correspondent implies that, because there is no “gay bashing” in Hong Kong, the community should remain silent. The voice of any disadvantaged minority group in Hong Kong echoes loudly because we are disproportionately marginalised by the community at large in seeking equality. The issue of gay bashing, or “queer bashing”, as it is more widely termed, may not be prevalent, but Mr Bailey is wholly wrong to imply it exists only “in their imagination”.

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As education is the foundation of understanding, by denying access to LGBT literature (“LGBT-themed books removed from library shelves”, June 20) we fail those who need to understand themselves, as well as others whose jaundiced opinion may be based on an ignorance of the facts.

Mark Peaker, The Peak