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On Being Gifted

Friday 01. of June 2007

In a world where we seem to have lost the capacity to understand and affirm each other, the thread of transgender experience offers a valuable resource for transcending our differences, gendered and otherwise.

~ Rev. Erin Swenson

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Friday 01. of June 2007 The Gift

We are needed in society - precisely because we cross a gender boundary which is taken for granted so complacently by the majority.

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Reasons to Cherish Being Transexual

To be a transsexual is a magical, wondrous thing...

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Am I really proud?

You're damned right I'm proud.

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Friday 01. of June 2007 The Lady In The Restaurant

She, with her eyes of different colors, and I, a crossdresser, two people among the many unlike us in that place, were each as normal as a wheat field in the sun. We are, simply, facts of life.

Category: On Being Gifted, TF exclusive

Friday 01. of June 2007 Exceptional People: Whose greatest aspiration is to be seen as ordinary (a counselors view)

The first great struggle is with self, then "all that is required" is to convince society, parents, partners, medical professionals and the legal system.

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Friday 01. of June 2007

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

 

~ Katharine Hepburn

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Friday 01. of June 2007 Ordaining Challenges

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Friday 17. of August 2007 Parashat Ki Teitze (Be As You Are: The Torah of Wearing Tutus)

Category: Jewish stuff, On Being Gifted

Friday 17. of August 2007 A Stranger in a Strange Land (PDF)

The story of Jhos Singer, FTM transgender maggid (Jewish spiritual leader)

Category: Jewish stuff, On Being Gifted

Wednesday 17. of October 2007 Coming Home

I go further than to just say that my gender crossing was not a result of "God's mistake." I say to them that who I am is a marvelous gift from God...

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Saturday 20. of October 2007 Singing the gospel of Transcendence

2004 article from the San Francisco Chronicle about the Transcendence Gospel Choir

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Wednesday 12. of December 2007 I am ME

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Wednesday 30. of January 2008 Some Reflections on Why Transgenderism is a Gift of the Holy Spirit

Originally appeared in Transgender Tapestry #097, Spring 2002.

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Saturday 19. of April 2008 Parashat Shelach Lecha - The Peculiar Fiber in the Garment of Humanity

Category: On Being Gifted, Jewish stuff

Sunday 14. of December 2008 Through Our Eyes: Seeing Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

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Sunday 29. of March 2009 Transformed Lives Made Rite (Lent and Easter)

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