Transgender issues: A show of solidarity in Wisconsin

I Am Jazz (Penguin Books) is described as the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings. By Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings. (Photo: Penguin Books)
I Am Jazz (Penguin Books) is described as the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings. By Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings. (Photo: Penguin Books)

Dianne Skoll
LGBT Perspectives

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.

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One thought on “Transgender issues: A show of solidarity in Wisconsin”

  1. Beautiful action on the part of the people shooting down Political Bully Bigots and a Known Hate Group with their large visibility. Thank you Wisconsin.

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