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Blog Jul, 11, 2014
Finding My Way Home: My Journey As A Trans* Christian

My greatest problem with being a Trans* person was coming to terms with my faith. I grew up in the Southern Baptist church. My earliest memories were of my church. It was always the center point of my existence.

I didn’t think I was being traumatized by my church while I was growing up.

Blog Jul, 10, 2014
How Employment Discrimination Affects My Life

One of the great joys in my life as executive director of Integrity USA, the national Episcopal LGBTQ organization, is being contacted by transgender and gay people looking for help in meeting their needs. I am always thrilled when I can connect people to new friends, educational materials, or welcoming faith communities.

Blog May, 09, 2014
Finding God In Transition

From my teens to my early twenties, I was a good Catholic boy. I went to mass several times a week, which included playing guitar with two different church choirs. In college, I even went to Protestant Bible studies to hear the Word of God.

News Feb, 25, 2014
Attempt To Repeal The School Success And Opportunity Act Fails

Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California's new law ensuring that all children have opportunities to do well in school—failed to qualify for the ballot.

Blog Feb, 05, 2014
Coming Out As Trans* In The ELCA

My Dad was a progressive pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for most of his ministry. He preached his last sermon on the Gospel of social justice at the age of 88 and passed on to glory in 2012 at the age of 92.

Throughout my childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, I strove to follow my Dad’s example.

Blog Jan, 28, 2014
Building Safer Spaces For Our Transgender Youth

When I was in high school in rural North Carolina, I wasn't very out. It was the early days of what you might call online social connection. I set up dummy email addresses to create secret identities on usenet forums where I tried to figure out what it meant to be transgender. I had friends I'd never met who I came out to over AOL Instant Messenger.

Blog Jan, 09, 2014
Learning From Others: A New Year's Challenge

As we move into this New Year, I would like to share and reflect on three stories from my life that have helped shaped my message for today's blog:

Blog Dec, 13, 2013
Loving Trans People As Ourselves

Debates over California's AB 1266, which is scheduled to go into effect in California in January 2014, are bringing out troubling arguments against transgender students in California.

Blog Nov, 20, 2013
Ensuring Decent Care For Transgender People

Our first Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Ceremony was at a small United Methodist Church in Tacoma, Washington, in 2009. There were 40-45 persons present, most from the local transgender community.