Jai’s Library opens at Cal State Bakersfield campus

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Before her death, Jai Bornstein dedicated her life to awareness and support of our local trans community.

Now, Cal State Bakersfield, her former college, honored her legacy with the grand opening of Jai’s Library.

The library will house resources and books specifically on gender expression and experiences.

“Unfortunately, in this day in age there’s still discrimination,” program support supervisor Ellen Eggert said. “To have a safe place to go and know that you can be comfortable, and talk, and be around people that feel the way you do and who will support you is really a good thing to have.”

The library opened Friday afternoon in the Multi-cultural Alliance and Gender Equity Center at the campus.

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