Tag: Evansville

Crowd shows up for ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ meeting at EVPL

EVANSVILLE — Local media reported that a big crowd showed up for an Evansville-Vandeburgh Public Library board meeting about the upcoming “Drag Queen Story Hour.” This city near the southern Illinois border has been debating the story hour with even other county institutions voicing their opinion. From Tri-State Home Page: The board allowed 18 people…

Evansville public library: Locals wanted to bring in Drag Queen Story Hour

EVANSVILLE — The Evansville-Vandeburgh Public Library has said they brought in a controversial Drag Queen Story Hour because of patron requests. From the Evansville Courier & Press: As nationwide publicity spread about Drag Queen Story Hour, a literacy initiative that promotes greater cultural understanding and acceptance, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library officials began hearing from local individuals and families asking…

Judge rules to allow Indiana transgender teen to use men’s room

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A federal judge in Indianapolis ruled Monday that an Evansville transgender teen can use the restroom that aligns with his gender identity, according to local media. The Evansville Courier & Press reported that U.S. District Judge William Lawrence of Indianapolis issued a preliminary injunction Friday that requires the local school district to allow…

SW Indiana school district tackles gender identity

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in southwestern Indiana took on gender identity and its non-discrimination policy at their school board meeting Monday night. From TristateHomepage.com: The school system faces litigation regarding its bathroom policy for transgender students. A transgender high school student filed a lawsuit in February against the EVSC alleging the school…