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  • John Oliver presenting ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.’ (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

The Trevor Project Sends Gay Bunny Books to Karen Pence’s Anti-LGBT School

By | 2019-01-19T16:47:22-05:00 January 19th, 2019|National, News|

The Trevor Project welcomed Karen Pence to her new position as art teacher at the Immaculate Christian School by donating 100 copies of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.”

The book is a spoof of Pence’s book “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President,” which she co-created with her daughter Charlotte. The story follows the Pences’ bunny Marlon around the White House.

John Oliver’s parody book “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” written by Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller, features Marlon as a gay bunny who falls in love and gets married to another male bunny, Wesley.

Proceeds from the book were donated to the Trevor Project and AIDS United.

The Trevor Project sent the books to the Springfield, Va. school, which has strict policies banning LGBT students, families and employees, in hopes of changing its anti-LGBT views.

The donation included a note which encourages the school to place the books in the school’s library and classrooms and to give the books to their family and friends.

“Combined with school policy changes, we believe these books can help encourage acceptance of LGBTQ young people among your community, and they can be a great first step to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students,” the note reads.

This article originally appeared in the Washington Blade and is made available in partnership with the National Gay Media Association. 

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