Entry #11324: Censorship of LGBT Issues in United States

Current Version

RegionUnited States
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusVaries by Region
Start DateOct 28, 2021
End Datenow
DescriptionCensorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools. Generally, LGBT Topics are considered under the Free Speach Clause. Due to the nature of the current laws, and state decisions such as in Flordia; "Varies by region" is the best indicator to use.
Sourceshttps://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/texas-agency-removes-webpages-resources-lgbtq-youths-rcna2929
Reports (7)
  • Status is not correct "This is not censorship, it's common sense... is it called censorship when you ban religion from being taught to "be inclusive"? no, you call it progress, Signed - A proud black gay man with common sense"
  • Other "There is a spelling error: the state is Florida, not Flordia."
  • Status is not correct
  • Other "Spelling error: speach should be speech"
  • Status is not correct "Does not reflect new anti-drag and trans laws"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "Ban passed in Florida and otjer states basically does nothing since LGBTQ+ issues were not typically discussed in grades where discussion of them was banned."


Revision History (2)

Revision by TommmyThorpe

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Special Status(REMOVED)Varies by Region
DescriptionCensorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools.Censorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools.

Generally, LGBT Topics are considered under the Free Speach Clause. Due to the nature of the current laws, and state decisions such as in Flordia; "Varies by region" is the best indicator to use.
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Censorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools. schools. Generally, LGBT Topics are considered under the Free Speach Clause. Due to the nature of the current laws, and state decisions such as in Flordia; "Varies by region" is the best indicator to use.

Revision by maddyksf

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DescriptionCensorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas.Censorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools.
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Censorship became "other punishment" in the state of Texas. Texas, and in Florida Govt. DeSantis wants to ban LGBT topics from being discussed in schools.
Reports (7)
  • Status is not correct "Texas' H.B.20 legislation does not "censor" LGBT+ issues. The law maintains that citizens may sue if they feel they are discriminated against by social media platforms for their viewpoints/political beliefs by having their posts/accounts blocked or banned. This law would not permit, in any way shape or form, a member of the LGBT+ community to be sued or silenced. Quite the contrary, the law makes it clear the State of Texas wants people to post anything that they want without repercussions. It is incorrect to frame Texas' law as censoring LGBT+ individuals. https://www.axios.com/2022/05/16/court-texas-censorship-lawsuits-flood https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/court-revives-texas-social-media-law-against-banning-users-views-2022-05-11/"
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "There is also no censorship in Arizona or Utah"
  • Status is not correct "Curriculum restrictions do not constitute censorship as they do not restrict discussion"
  • Newer law has been passed "florida “don’t say gay" bill"
  • Status is not correct "No one is being censored in the Florida bill. Teachers are just being instructed to not say certain things. It is not a violation of free speech because teachers are consenting to the job. They can speak about anything off the clock. Censorship is a limit on free speech. This is the wrong term in this context."
  • Newer law has been passed "Florida has passed said bill that bans any lgbtq references or depictions in schools"
  • Newer law has been passed

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