Texas mother organizes transgender story time after library faced threats over ‘Rainbow Storytime’

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11/23/2021

A mother in Texas last week organized a children’s book reading featuring transgender characters after her local public library canceled their Rainbow Storytime on Transgender Day of Remembrance over threats of violence. Amber Briggle, who has a young trans child, coordinated the new event, held on Saturday, with the help of a local church and brewery in Denton, Texas. Hundreds of parents, children and community members showed up to the new Transgender Storytime, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle. It was held at Armadillo Ale Works, which had volunteered to host the event. The three-book lineup featured Michael Hall’s “Red: A Crayon’s Story,” about a red crayon which can only draw in blue, Jessica Love’s “Julian is a Mermaid,” about a boy who wishes to become a mermaid, and parents Vanessa Ford and J. R. Ford’s “Calvin,” about a young transgender boy reintroducing himself to friends and family.

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