Voices of Witness: Out of the Box, 2012

“Voices of Witness: Out of the Box” is a documentary giving voice to the witness of transgender people of faith with a particularly Episcopalian flavor. Available in its full 30 min length on YouTube for free, with study guide materials also available for free download.Created as a collaboration between TransEpiscopal and Integrity USA in preparation for the 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church (USA), this film includes some basic transgender 101 as well as contributions from transgender Episcopalians as well as three bishops and a clinical psychologist.

Participant Guide: OOTB_Study_Questions_-_booklet
Leader’s Guide: OOTB_Leader’s_Guide_-_booklet

The testimonies are presented in a fairly binary way and emphasize the experience of clergy, which reflects the advocacy moment for which the film was created. Courageously inviting the viewer into their journeys, the film is ultimately a celebration of hope and the power of God’s love to transcend even seemingly insurmountable obstacles.


  • Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge
  • Rev. Carla Robinson
  • Rev Carolyn Woodall
  • Barbara Curry
  • Rev. Vicki Gray
  • Dante Tavolaro

Also includes comments from Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Rt. Rev. Chester Talton, Rt. Rev. Ian T Douglas, Rev. Harold Clinehens, Jr, Sarah Lawton, Dr. James Walton.

ALSO: More Trans and Religious curriculum ideas

Compiled by Mx. Chris Paige on August 28, 2019.

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