Tag Archives: Transgender

Transgender Day of Visibility falls this year on Spy Wednesday

Spy Wednesday is the church namefor this day in Holy Weekas it commemoratesthe meal when a person broke opena jar of precious perfumeand poured it over Jesus head,and Jesus said thiswould always be remembered –this brokenness, this gift, and the … Continue reading

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A Prayer on International Womans’ Day for all Transwomen

 “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” (Song of Solomon 4:7) Christ, just, as resurrected,you were not recognized in the gardenby a woman we so often emulate,so also manydo not recognize as fully womenall those … Continue reading

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Prayer of Joy for Gifts of Transgender People in Armed Forces

Christ, who described a centurionas showing the most faithbecause of understanding authority,and who was named  “Innocent One” and “Son of God”by a military professionalat the foot of the cross, we give you thanksthat your children who are transgender,and are willing … Continue reading

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If Matthew were writing the eleventh chapter today …

Come unto me all of you who are in the image of God with gender identity as diverse as holy creativity and unimaginable love, and I will give you health care. For the world is full of yoke-makers, who take … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

God, we mourn today your image broken — shattered, violated, desecrated in the deaths of three hundred and thirty-one beloved, blessed, beautiful transgender children, knit as yours before their birth called forth like Lazarus, born again like Nicodemus, witness to … Continue reading

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Transgender Remembrance Comes Early

The annual deep mourning that is Transgender Day of Remembrance is still a month away on November 20. Each year we mourn those who have been killed and wish that there were a year when there would be no names … Continue reading

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Oath of Enlistment

(This is how I have always heard these solemn words and I am stunned by the rash desire to limit them expressed hastily today by the President. The text of the oath concludes this post) They, being who they are, … Continue reading

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Prayers for a young transgender person

A friend asked me to write these prayers — for an elementary school aged kid coming out as transgender, for that person’s parents and for the church. For a young transgender person Thank you, O God, for knowing who I … Continue reading

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First Responder

Yesterday … was the first time I heard the trans person in the gym, gorgeous baritone. I was naked in the shower and my first response was, “that’s cool!” and my second response was “O my God, that was my … Continue reading

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Prayers for Transgender Awareness Week

1) God, my life is tossed like a storm and this frail fishing boat, my body, does not steer by the compass in my brain. It seems you are asleep and do not care whether I drown under waves of … Continue reading

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