In a Facebook post last week, Colorado Republican Party Vice Chair Derrick Wilburn inadvertently sums up what Republicans have to d...
This is not a time to get complacent. We have a long way to go. We have seen progress, and giving transgender individuals a more prominent voice within society is key.
If old photos carry a disquieting current even for the demographically common among us, multiply that by a factor of nails-on-chalkboard for transgender people, who've not only traversed a labyrinth to make the mirror reflect what we feel inside but have suffered, repeatedly, the discomfort of living in a world that often doesn't respect that.
I did not realize I was trans until long after high school, but I went through middle and high school with an unrelenting sense of discomfort -- with myself, with the world, with the idea of living inside my body. There were many days that I didn't believe I would find my way through that pain.
What happens when you get your period as a trans male?
The American courts are not kind to the poor, and are downright hostile to at least one poor, transgender woman.
The friends we make in churches will often not stick with us or support us if something goes wrong. Only one church friend reached out to me to find out what happened and to offer support.
I ask you, as a diversity leader within your company to learn that one's gender identity is just another form of diversity, and you should be prepared to support any and all of your employees who choose to come to terms with inner challenges they may have dealt with in secret all of their lives.
"And you know how people say a mother's love is unconditional? When I was 12, I figured out that my mother's love was conditional."
White men, it seems whether they be trans or cisgender, can not seem to wrap their heads around the absolute importance of upholding POC. They do not wrap their heads around it, because it forces them to challenge their own feelings, their own racism.
Some of us will dive deeply to understand all aspects of our universe, and never stop seeking more understanding.
If the conviction that our gender is coequal with our newborn plumbing has an at best tenuous basis in Scripture, then it needs to be asked: what other purportedly authoritative ways of thinking about gender and its relationship to the body might be informing this conviction?
It was a sense of security. It was overwhelmingly joyful to find people like me. It made me appreciate the convention environment. Although I did not get the support that I needed, from most of my walks in life, I can always count on my crazy cosplaying friends to make life worthwhile.
Teaching our children caution in public spaces is wise. But these laws do nothing to save cisgender children, and at the same time, they significantly increase the risk to transgender children.
I wish that they would be able to do as I did, and just sit with the feelings they might have, and be open to looking at the world and people and labels in a different way.
As the longest election cycle in the history of voting heads into the home stretch, it seemed like a good time to offer this refresher course on what the Bible actually says and doesn't say about LGBT people -- along with a reminder about what religious liberty is and isn't.