Jai’s Library opens at CSUB

From Bakersfield Now

“For many at California State University, Bakersfield, today was a step towards a more accepting world.This afternoon, the university unveiled Jai’s Library in honor of transgender student Jai Bornstein, who committed suicide in 2016.”It’s heartwarming, it’s honoring, um, it’s humbling, it’s emotional, it means a lot to our family,” said Jeanie Bornstein, Jai’s mother.The library will feature a variety of books and resources dedicated to transgender awareness and identity.But more importantly, it will also serve as a welcoming and safe place for those who might feel like outsiders.”We have to show love, acceptance, empathy, caring, support, concern for, for everybody,” Bornstein said.And experts say that having spaces where people can feel safe to be themselves is critical.People who are part of a marginalized population can feel different.”