Crossing Paths: Where Transgender and Religion Meet, 2003

Crossing Paths: Where Transgender and Religion Meet was published in 2003 as a 114 page PDF by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns.

While this UUA resource is not exclusively Christian, Crossing Paths was one of the first readily available PDF format anthology in the “transgender spring.” The PDF was originally available on the UUA’s website. However, the copy we link to is a copy retained on the Transfaith website.

Crossing Paths was edited by Mr Barb Greve with an Introduction by Rev. William G. Sinkford. It included a variety of contributors, including:

  • Alex Myers
  • Rev. Paige Getty
  • Rev. Sean Parker Dennison
  • Mary M. Boenke
  • Rik Fire
  • Rev. Erin K. Swenson (Presbyterian)
  • Lorraine Donaldson
  • Cynthya BrianKate
  • Sara Davis Buechner (Catholic)
  • Ashley Moore (Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, United Church of Christ)
  • K.T.
  • Julianne Wasilausky
  • Janet Flecher (Quaker)
  • Marsha Botzer
  • Joni Christian (United Church of Christ)
  • Cameron Patridge (Episcopal)
  • Louis James Mitchell (Baptist, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, United Church of Christ)
  • Mary Sheldon
  • Wally Moyer
  • Rev. Mary Katherine Morn
  • Rev. Elizabeth McMaster
  • Rev. Mary J. Harrington
  • Sarah Ivy Gibb
  • Linda McCarthy
  • Bruce Mack
  • Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

From the preface by Mr. Barb Greve:

Preface I believe there is power in all words: drawn, signed, spoken, sung, and written. People who have struggled with transgender identity and issues wrote this powerful collection of words for you… This collection is my attempt to remind all of us that religious people are involved in transgender issues and transgender people are leading religious lives. We lead intersecting lives, where paths cross and plurality begins.

Compiled by Mx. Chris Paige in October 2018.

Note: This blog is intended to be an on-going work in progress. Please contact us if you have corrections or are able to contribute further context or reflections.

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