This guide is specifically for trans and gender non-conforming persons, and for others who want to respond in a more affirming way to them. Whether you are an LGBQ+, trans or gender non-conforming person, a parent or friend, we hope that these reflections will be positive and supportive for you and your loved ones. Rather than focusing on scriptural passages that have been used against the LGBQ+, trans, and gender non-conforming communities, these reflections are based on the personal experiences of its authors, and we hope they will make trans persons feel affirmed or help you affirm a trans person in your life.
This new guide offers faith communities new perspectives on welcoming and advocating for transgender people. Sections include: Becoming a trans inclusive community Looking to the Bible Welcoming trans people in communities of faith Standing with trans people This resource was written by Jakob Hero and Justin Tanis.
This resource was written by Kelsey Pacha, CLGS’ Youth Resources Coordinator, and made possible by a grant from the Atkinson Foundation. Through their generosity, CLGS has worked with congregations, parents, and religious educators in San Mateo County and beyond to create this resource.
This resource was written by Kelsey Pacha for CLGS, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, and made possible by a grant from the Atkinson Foundation. Through their generosity, CLGS has worked with congregations, parents, and religious educators in San Mateo County and beyond to create […]