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By Dan Rudy 

Support group to hold public reading for transgender youth


December 14, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Members and friends of Community Roots hold a vigil in downtown Wrangell on November 20, meant to remember transgendered individuals that had been murdered across the United States over the past year. The memorial was one of the relatively new group's various activities this year.

A Wrangell organization will this evening hold a storybook reading along with other communities across the country, to support transgender and non-binary youth.

The book is I Am Jazz, a children's book written by transgender teen Jazz Jennings, an online and television personality and youth ambassador for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Her book's intent is to introduce the concept of gender identity to young audiences.

"It's a good way to start the conversation, expose people to different walks of life," said Eli Michael, who will be taking part in the Wrangell reading.

In January Mi...

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