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Monday 21. of May 2007

It's hard to change gender in private! I found a supportive church at First Baptist of Berkeley and viagra sales canada then thought, "There must be one in Iowa City," and there was. I am Episcopalian, and have been accepted fully at Trinity Church in Iowa City. My style is not gender-challenging: I regard myself as just one of the ladies of the church.

~ Deirdre McClosky

Category: Life in the Church - General

Wednesday 23. of May 2007 Gender Diversity and where to get viagra cheap Christian Community

While the church was looking the other way, gender issues became much more complex, and as a consequence, much of the debate within church walls is increasingly irrelevant to the realities with which individuals are struggling.

Category: Life in the Church - General, TransFaith, TF exclusive

Friday 01. of June 2007 Let the Walls Fall Down

In His love no walls between us, / In His love a common ground. / Kneeling at the cross of Jesus, /All our pride comes tumbling down.

Category: Life in the Church - General

Tuesday 05. of June 2007 ONA: It's About Transgender Inclusion, Too!

She said that Old South’s statement including individuals of “every sexual identity” was meant to include trangender folks, too. She cautioned me, though, that I might be the first one of “me” in the congregation!

Category: Life in the Church - General

Thursday 07. of June 2007 Transgender Pastoral Care

Within every religious community, there are transgendered people. It may not be evident to the pastor. Transgender idenities may be visible or invisible within the congregation, but they are tehre just the same.

Category: Life in the Church - General

Saturday 09. of June 2007 Transgender Pride

First, differently gendered people are in need of healing from the pain and viagra purchase negativity that has been forced upon us ... for so many centuries. And, just as importantly, the Christian church, ...needs to be healed of its sick, unfounded prejudice and canadian healthcare viagra misguided bigotry toward the transgendered.

Category: Life in the Church - General

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Transgender 101: Gender Diversity in Judaism (PDF)

Category: Life in the Church - General, TransFaith, Jewish stuff

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Making Your Jewish Congregation or Community More Transgender Friendly (PDF)

Category: Life in the Church - General, Etiquette, Jewish stuff

Tuesday 14. of August 2007 Body and buy viagra online Soul United

After sixteen months of contentious discussion and canadian cialis debate, in October 1996 the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta voted to sustain my ordination, making me the first mainline Protestant minister to undergo a gender transition and purchase cialis overnight delivery retain ordination.

Category: The Struggle, Life in the Church - General, Transitions, TF exclusive

Tuesday 14. of August 2007 Finding Common Ground

Understanding and canadian healthcare tolerating our differences is important, not only because we share the same God, but because we share similar challenges as we all strive to embody who God has created each of us to be.

Category: Life in the Church - General, TF exclusive, LGB related

Friday 17. of August 2007 Beyond Stick Figures: Sermon on Parshat Va'yehi (PDF)

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Friday 17. of August 2007 The Wondering Jew: Judaism and viagra sales canada Gender Identity (PDF)

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Friday 17. of August 2007 Manners Equivalent to Men

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Friday 21. of September 2007 Living Openly in Your Place of Worship (PDF brochure)

Category: Life in the Church - General

Monday 15. of October 2007 Judaism and Gender Issues

Discussion of religious issues in Orthodox Judaism related to transexuals -- specifically the teshuva by the Tzitz Eliezer.

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Monday 15. of October 2007 What Transgressions Are Involved in Changing Sex from Male to Female?

Discussion of religious issues in Orthodox Judaism related to transexuals -- specifically the position of Rav Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg in his Tzitz Eliezer.

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Tuesday 16. of October 2007 Transformed Before God: Welcoming Transgendered Jews

Article from Tikkun magazine (2005) exploring transgender issues in Judaism.

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Thursday 18. of October 2007 Aliyah: Trans(Per)forming Jewish Ritual

Exploring how gender does and buy discount viagra online doesn't matter in Aliyah and viagra england other contexts in synagogue

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Wednesday 24. of October 2007 The Church and purchasing cialis with next day delivery Transgender

Category: Life in the Church - General

Sunday 28. of October 2007 Statement from the United Church of Christ affirming Transgender Ministry

2003 denominational statement.

Category: Life in the Church - General

Thursday 01. of November 2007 United Church of Christ denouncement of violence against Transgender people (PDF)

2003 policy statement.

Category: Violence, Life in the Church - General

Sunday 25. of November 2007 Teaching Gender in the Church?

Like the religious people of biblical times, we resist -- overcoming boundaries: clean and cialis vs levitra unclean, welcomed and outcast, male and female. But then that’s exactly what a poor carpenter's son from Nazareth asked of us.

Category: Life in the Church - General

Sunday 09. of December 2007 Reuben's Journey

2003 article about Reuben Zellman, the first transgender rabbinical student.

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Monday 14. of April 2008 What if? An open letter to Christians

Asking hypothetical 'what if' questions is a meaningful way to clarify our beliefs and thinking.

Category: Life in the Church - General, Life in the Church - container

Thursday 15. of May 2008 A Transgendered's Search for a Church Home

A bumpy road to acceptance.

Category: Life in the Church - General

Saturday 05. of July 2008 Hearing Beneath the Surface: Crossing Gender Boundaries at the Ari Mikveh

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - General

Wednesday 19. of November 2008 A Cross-Dresser's Perspective on Religious Issues (online audio)

Category: Audio, Life in the Church - General

Saturday 29. of November 2008 An Interfaith Perspective on Transgender Folks: Transgender Nature and Transgender Theologies

Category: Audio, Life in the Church - General

Truth-telling

Friday 01. of June 2007 Coming Out to my Congregation

As a church family you have been wonderful to me as Bob, and it is my sincere desire and prayer that this will continue as my life continues to change, and as I enter my new gender role as Brenda.

Category: Dealing with People, Life in the Church - Truth-telling, TF exclusive

Friday 01. of June 2007 A Presbyterian Clergywoman speaks on "deceit"

So I deeply disagree with the charge that I am being deceitful and a source of shame for the people of God. On the contrary, I believe that the truth I live in is a truth the people of God are struggling to understand.

Category: Life in the Church - Truth-telling

Friday 01. of June 2007

...But my daughter... said, "Tell them about how you're never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there is always that one little piece inside you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter, and if you don't speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth from the inside."

 

~ Audre Lorde in Sister Outsider

Category: Life in the Church - Truth-telling

Saturday 09. of June 2007 The Reason to Come Out

Category: Life in the Church - Truth-telling

Wednesday 31. of October 2007 Coming Out as Transgender (PDF)

Category: Dealing with People, Life in the Church - Truth-telling, The Basics

Thursday 10. of January 2008 Confronting Injustice: A Jewish Model for Trans Advocacy

Category: Jewish stuff, Faith Reflections, Life in the Church - Truth-telling

Saturday 02. of May 2009 Nicole Garcia's testimony of finding a welcoming faith community (YouTube video)

Category: Stories, Life in the Church - Truth-telling

Liturgy

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Trans/Gender Queer Jewish Wedding Service (PDF)

Category: Jewish stuff, Life in the Church - liturgy

Scripture and Transexuals

Friday 01. of June 2007 Is Transgenderism Wrong?

Category: Scripture - Transexual

Wednesday 17. of October 2007 Religion, spirituality, and transsexuality

Quick introduction to scriptures relevant to transsexuals

Category: Scripture - Transexual, Scripture - Crossdressing

Tuesday 05. of February 2008 Queerly Created

Examining the creation of humanity in Jewish sacred texts from the Bible until today, Queerly Created is the first section of Jewish Mosaic's TransTexts section.

Category: Scripture - Transexual, Scripture - Intersexual, Scripture - Crossdressing, Jewish stuff

Friday 15. of February 2008 Chrysalis Mission: Lessons

Eleven lessons (blog entries/pages) on transgender and the Bible.

Category: Scripture - Transexual, Scripture - Intersexual, Scripture - Crossdressing

Wednesday 12. of March 2008 Understanding and Interpreting Old Testament Laws and Regulations

A Christian perspective on Leviticus and Deuteronomy

Category: Scripture - Transexual, Scripture - Crossdressing

Scripture and Intersexuals

Wednesday 04. of July 2007 Created by the Hand of Heaven: A Jewish Approach to Intersexuality (PDF)

Today, we’ve gone back to the more simplistic world-view of the Bible. We have forgotten the complexity and humanity of the approach of our classical thinkers towards intersex people.

Category: Scripture - Intersexual, Faith Reflections, Jewish stuff

Tuesday 25. of March 2008 Born Eunuchs: An Intersexual Apologetic

Category: Intersexuals, Scripture - Intersexual

Scripture and Crossdressers

Friday 01. of June 2007 John 3:16

How can we be a Christian and be transgendered/gay, or both? The answer is pretty clear in John 3:16.

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing

Friday 01. of June 2007 Religious Legalism Meets Crossdressing

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing

Friday 01. of June 2007 Crossdressing and Deuteronomy 22:5

Considering Torah with a Conservative Rabbi

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing, Jewish stuff

Friday 01. of June 2007 Commentaries On Deuteronomy 22:5

A compilation of what a variety of biblical commentaries have said about this text

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing

Sunday 03. of June 2007 Crossdressing and the Bible

Probing questions about Deuteronomy 22:5 and acceptance in the Church.

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing

Thursday 06. of December 2007 Answered Prayers

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing

Sunday 25. of May 2008 Christians and Cross-Dressers

Category: Scripture - Crossdressing

And more...