‘Heartstopper’: The Latest Entry In A Growing List of Restricted Queer Media

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This popular series is the latest target of conservative groups’ attacks in the United States. Alice Oseman’s widely popular ‘Heartstopper’ franchise, which consists of the live-action Netflix series and the graphic novels that served as the basis for it along with some other related media taking place in the same universe, has found itself in a precarious position as of late.

Specifically, the trouble is in public libraries in certain US states where some have clamored for access to literature such as ‘Heartstopper’ to be restricted as they view its LGBT content as inappropriate for younger audiences. The latest incidence of this is in the Columbia-Marion County Public Library, as reported by American news site Mississippi Free Press. This is not the first time, however, that ‘Heartsopper’ has been subject to such events, however. Earlier this year, ‘Heartstopper’ was included in a list of books banned by the Clay County school district along with multiple other books that discuss LGBT-related topics or include LGBT characters, as stated by LGBT News Site Pink News. 

The rise of censorship in LGBT media has been accompanied by an increase in legislation that aims to restrict the discussion of such topics, specifically in schools, such as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ laws in certain states in the US. Fortunately, in spite of this, ‘Heartstopper’ continues to see worldwide success, thanks in part to the recent release of the series’ second season on Netflix earlier in August. Is there anything you would like to share regarding the situation involving not only ‘Heartstopper,’ but also many other pieces of LGBT literature? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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