Monday, December 07, 2015

We Shall Overcome Discrimination.

Do you remember last week where a school district banned the reading of Jazz’s book? Well the community rallied together to overcome the hate.
In response to controversy, hundreds pack Mount Horeb library for reading of transgender book 
Wisconsin State Journal
By Amanda Finn and Doug Erickson
December 3, 2015

MOUNT HOREB — In a turnout that stunned organizers, nearly 600 people filled the library here Wednesday night to hear a public reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl, with many in the crowd expressing strong support for a local family with a transgender child.
“I knew that our Mount Horeb community was a loving, compassionate and inclusive one for all kids — I knew that in my heart — but you all have just shown that to be overwhelmingly true,” Lyle told the crowd, her voice cracking.
The village of 7,000 is about 25 miles southwest of Madison. The library event — and another reading at the high school on Wednesday morning that drew about 200 — followed the cancellation last week of the reading of the book “I Am Jazz” at the Mount Horeb Primary Center, a public elementary school where a 6-year-old student had just transitioned from a boy to a girl.
This is unbelievable! Around 800 people showed vastly out numbering the hand full of bigots that stopped the reading in the school.

And listen to what some of the parents say…
Many in the crowd said they did not know the family, and that it didn’t matter.

“That could be any one of our kids,” said Maggie Stack of Mount Horeb, who brought her two daughters, ages 4 and 10, to the reading.

She said she was not concerned that the subject matter would confuse her children or go over their heads.

“I think kids are much more accepting than adults and are much more intuitive about these kinds of things,” she said.

The crowd in general seemed to be entirely in the family’s corner, with cheers and enthusiastic applause throughout.
Wow! The parents get it, the children do not get confused, the children are accepting and follow the parents lead. If the parents are accepting of trans children so will the children, if the parents talk hate so will the children.

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