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June 15th, 2006

Gay and Lesbian Book Burning

Burned gay and lesbian books.

From NBC5:

Lakeview Librarians Find Burned Books

Some Call Incident Hate Crime

CHICAGO — Librarians in a Lakeview library found some of its books burned, and some said the burned books were a sign of a hate crime.

Fire officials said the emergency call came in at approximately noon, where they found dozens of scorched and burning books at the John Merlo Branch of the Chicago Public Library, located at 644 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago police said they were calling Tuesday’s incident arson, but representatives of the gay community said on Wednesday that the timing with the upcoming Gay Pride Parade and proposed laws dealing with gay marriage in the works, the incident is too coincidental.

Posted by Vixen as News at 8:50 PM CDT