Smithtown — I’m disheartened to learn of the hateful behavior displayed by the Smithtown library trustees who voted to remove #Pride displays from the library. ⬇️

Twitter user Melanie D’Arrigo for NY03 says “I’m disheartened to learn of the hateful behavior displayed by the Smithtown library trustees who voted to remove #Pride displays from the library. ⬇️ ”

Twitter user Eric Rosswood says “A library in New York has banned LGBTQ+ materials from children’s sections. This is NOT just a red state issue. ”

Twitter user Jodi Picoult says “You may have seen my comments about this today. I used to work as a page at @SmithLibRef. I’m disgusted by the trustees who voted for this. Libraries are for all, & representation matters. Smithtown folks, how do you feel about being a place where books are banned? What’s next? ”

Twitter user Marisa Kabas says “in an unbelievably hateful move, the board of trustees of a library on long island voted to remove *all* Pride displays and books from its children’s section.

Twitter user John Asbury says “Smithtown libraries remove LGBTQ Pride displays from children’s rooms
After a 4-2 vote this week by Smithtown library trustees, staffers removed Pride Month displays from the system’s children’s rooms, director Robert Lusak told Newsday.  ”

Twitter user News12LI says “ANGERED AND HEARTBROKEN: Florence Bracco, of Hauppauge, has a gay son who she fully supports and says the library board’s decision tells LGBTQ+ youth that there’s something wrong with them. ”

Twitter user News12LI says “HIDING THE PRIDE: Advocates say the change does damage to progress that has been made in the LGBTQ+ community over the years. Catch the full story on the News at 10.

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