Controversy over sexual imagery in LGBTQ comics creates complicated issue for Dixon Public Library

These two books are at the center of the controversy at Dixon Public Library. The graphic novels were put on display as part of Pride month and contain material that some think aren’t appropriate for younger aged children.
A look inside the art stylings of the graphic novel “Gender Queer.”
The books were put out in a special Pride month display near the young adult section of the Dixon library.
Dixon Public Library Director Antony Deter speaks to a large crowd Monday, July 11, 2022, following concerns from some residents on explicit material in an LGBTQ comic book.
Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.