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Transgender in Catholic and Orthodox Traditions

In the News

Open letter from Youth Fellow Mud Howard on trans people who condemn religion from a position of privilege.

The Catholic-focused "Owning Our Faith" documentary project includes extended interviews with Hilary Howes (and her family) and Mateo Williamson.

Delfin Bautista reflects on the Pope's recent comments in "Making a Truth-Filled Mess Judgement Free."

Polling from Public Religion Research Institute (2011) shows strong support of transgender rights from U.S. Catholics.

Resources and Reflections

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.

Shannon Kearns writes about how he ended up in ministry as a priest in the North American Old Catholic Church

Blake Desormeaux's video blogs detail a devout Catholic commitment and how they wrestled with the teachings of the Church about transgender people.

Hilary Howes talks about the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church in regards to transgender people in "To Be or Not To Be: A Transexual Catholic Speaks" from Conscience magazine.

In "Can One Be Transgender and Catholic?" Joanne Herman considers the situation of transgender Roman Catholics. (TO DO - get permission for full repost)


 
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