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Transgender. A community love story

Transgender. A community love story

Apr 4, 2016

i open my eyes on the floor of the room the weight of his body crushing through my ribs BOOM BOOM BOOM he fell the thud on the floor as he crushed through my chest. One two three breath breath his mouth filling my lungs his breath sour with sweat… BOOM BOOM BOOM i screamed let me go !!! Once again … the third time … i awoke from my pain hoping...

Transgender Teachers?

Transgender Teachers?

May 17, 2014

  “Students should not be forced into an environment where they are coerced to accept or affirm a teacher’s gender identity issues.” – Andrea Lafferty, President, Traditional Values Coalition ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) has been in the news lately, with grave concerns expressed in opposition. “Should transgender people be allowed to...

Do Transgender People Scare You?

Do Transgender People Scare You?

May 13, 2014

“I can’t remember a time that I didn’t know that I was a girl.” Janet Mock, on HBO’s “The Out List” When I came out of the closet as a Mom of an LGBTQ child and an ally,”T” was not really part of my experience. I had never met a trans person (that I knew of) in my life. In the last year, on this circuitous route my life has taken, I’ve come to know...

My Highs and Lows of Transgender Advocacy

My Highs and Lows of Transgender Advocacy

Jan 15, 2014

Sometimes I preach to the choir, sometimes to the genuinely curious and sensitive; at other times to hostile skeptics, but often to myself. I had the distinct honor and privilege to do a workshop at this year’s Gay Christian Network Conference (GCN) last weekend. I cannot begin to describe what it is like to be among 700 attendees who have one thing in...

The Power of the Paradigm-Shifting Gospel

The Power of the Paradigm-Shifting Gospel

Aug 13, 2013

As a transsexual Christian woman, I can say that when it comes to reconciling our faith to our sexuality, all of us who are LGBTQI have experienced an internalized struggle and fierce debate that would make most people’s dogma run for the hills. Growing up in a time when the word “transgender” did not exist meant that I did not even have the...

Gender Identity is Not a “Behavior” Needing Repentance

Gender Identity is Not a “Behavior” Needing Repentance

Mar 16, 2013

This week, Biola University’s e newsletter has a story titled “Biola develops transgender policy as Cal Baptist lawsuit appears.” The story goes on to explain how a former transgender student at Cal Baptist University (CBU) was suing the university for wrongful expulsion because she was transgender. The university counters that when the...

Someone Asked If I Ever Had a God Moment

Someone Asked If I Ever Had a God Moment

Mar 1, 2013

A God moment? I’ve had many, but the question made me think specifically of Jacob wrestling God, how he walked with a limp thereafter, and how his name became Israel. You could say I too wrestled with God, and in the end I too walk differently and have a new name! My struggle with God was during the process I went through in reconciling my faith with...