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How a YA Oral-Sex Scene Touched off Texas’ Latest Culture War

A queer coming-of-age memoir has been seized upon by politicians who want greater control over the kinds of books available in Texas schools.

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“Gender Queer: a Memoir” by Maia Kobabe on Nov. 12, 2021. Credit: Michael Gonzalez/The Texas Tribune

By Brian Lopez and Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune

The Book 

The Parents

The Politics

The Backlash

This article originally appeared in the Texas Tribune at texastribune.org/2021/11/12/gender-queer-texas-books-investigation.

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