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The list resources here includes specifically Christian resources to facilitate group study.  You should also consider reviewing our Transgender Basics section, as well as a full list of study resources in all faith traditions.

Practical Tips for Faith Communities

Don't forget to review our Practical Tips for Faith Communities.  This is one place where working across faith traditions can be very helpful.

Transgender Basics

The Transfaith Trans Basics section includes some quick reference items to assist in gaining understanding of transgender experiences. It includes a 20 minute video (not faith based), which provides an excellent, audio-visual overview.

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Voices of Witness: Out of the Box

This free, 27-min video was produced for the Episcopal Church, but speaks easily to the stories of many Christian transgender people. It is a well done, introduction touching on the ways that faith journeys and gender journeys intersect.

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transACTION: A Transgender Curriculum For Churches and Religious Institutions

transACTION: A Transgender Curriculum For Churches and Religious Institutions by Barbara Satin/Institute for Welcoming Resources/NGLTF is a specifically Christian program that includes discussions and activities to go along with the information provided in the curriculum. PDF is free online, including a leader's guide.

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Crossing Paths: Where Transgender and Religion Meet

This free PDF from the Unitarian Universalist Association includes many articles by a variety of authors from different faith traditions.

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Gender Identity and Our Faith Communities: A Congregational Guide for Transgender Advocacy

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released "Gender Identity and Our Faith Communities: A Congregational Guide for Transgender Advocacy," which is a workshop curriculum accompanied by articles and audio content. It is designed to be presented in 3-hours of class time and includes both Jewish and Christian content.

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Call Me Malcolm

This 90-minute feature-length documentary is available online for free and follows a twenty-five year-old seminary student as he explores faith, love, and gender identity. Cameos by other notable transgender people help to broaden the picture painted by the United Church of Christ with this film.

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Made in God's Image

"Made in God's Image" is 24-page booklet is a concise overview of transgender concerns within the context of Christian faith communities, including diverse pictures of transgender individuals. Developed by Dumbarton United Methodist Church. 2003. 

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The Other Side on Transgender

The May-June 2001 issue (Vol. 37, No. 3) of progressive Christian magazine, The Other Side, included pioneering cluster of four articles (available free online) relating to transgender issues, with authors Virginia Mollenkott, Erin Swenson, Chris Paige, and Robyn Shaynor, considering both personal and theological concerns.

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