OTTAWA — In an earlier article, I wrote that a Mount Horeb, Wisconsin school had canceled the reading of I Am Jazz — the story of a transgender child — because of legal threats from the conservative group Liberty Counsel.
In response, organizers set up a reading of the book at the Mount Horeb public library, expecting about 15 people to show up. In fact, nearly 600 people showed
up out of a village population of 7,000.
It was an amazing show of love and solidarity. It’s also a great harbinger of a better future, because in the long run, grass-root attitudes inevitably win out over top-down imposition and intimidation.