Netflix’s Heartstopper has become a phenomenon worldwide but before the show, there was an amazing book series that’s still breaking records today!
The book series is currently being removed from a local library in Michigan because of a homophobic conservative group in town.
“Two volumes from the Heartstopper graphic novel series are among the LGBTQ books that got a local Michigan library defunded. The effort to defund the Patmos Library in Jamestown Township, Michigan has been led by a group called Jamestown Conservatives. This summer, the group objected to the library’s Pride Month display saying it “promoted the LGBTQ ideology.”Dozens of residents have attended library board meetings since this spring, demanding the removal of LGBTQ books including Cathy G. Johnson’s The Breakaways, Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A. F. Venable and illustrated by Ellen T. Crenshaw, and two books from Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper series, which were the basis for the recent Netflix show.
The campaign against the library led to the now-typical accusations of “grooming,” as well as alleged harassment of employees, both online and in person, and to the resignation of library director Amber McLain.”
This is just another story that shows that homophobia is still very loud in this world and a show like Heartstopper is standing strong and telling homophobes that their world exist too!
Season 2 of the hit show to the book series is filming now and is set to get darker with it’s topic and this is the perfect time for that.