Friday, December 04, 2015
Mount Horeb 'I Am Jazz' Library Reading Draws Overflow Crowd
After a reading of the book I Am Jazz was canceled due to lawsuit threats by the Liberty Counsel hate group, a reading in the Mount Horeb Public Library was scheduled last night that was organized by Amy Lyle to support the trans feminine child and her family.
To the stunned and pleased surprise of the organizers, the book reading drew a crowd of 600 people in this town 25 miles southwest of Madison, WI.
The reading scheduled at Mount Horeb High School that morning drew 200 people at the school's flagpole before classes started. The reading at the library featured Jessica Herthel, the co-author of I Am Jazz who flew in from California to support the family.
You not only overwhelmingly did so Mount Horeb, but you also demonstrated it to the trans community and the world at a time when we trans folks of all ages really needed to hear some good news after a few days of negative events impacting us.
Thank you Mount Horeb for demonstrating what being supportive and caring trans allies looks like in practice and rebuking the transphobic Liberty Counsel hatemongers.