OtherWise Christian in Idaho

It is exciting to learn how OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation is having an impact around the world. I got a royalty report from one vendor that says I’ve sold 9 books in the UK, though I don’t have more details.

When I sell books directly, it’s easier to ask about what’s going on! With their permission, I want to share what I’ve learned about the Rainbow Connection, which is meeting around OtherWise Christian in Idaho. Continue reading “OtherWise Christian in Idaho”

United Methodist Transgender Timeline

I’ve created a United Church of Christ Transgender Timeline, but I would love to develop parallel resources for other denominations and movements. I have some lived experience around the United Methodist Church, so I thought maybe I would start there…

That said, I need your help to expand this list! This is a decent first draft, but I am sure there are more details to be added. In particular, the polity of the UMC, with Bishops appointing clergy to churches, means that many situations are quietly handled behind the scenes. I assume that there were earlier cases that were handled in this manner and I would be delighted to include them.

Please be in touch, if you have details to add to this timeline (corrections are also welcome)–or if you would like to help me create timelines for other denominations or movements.

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United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI)

The United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI) is currently running a Bible/book study using OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation. UMATI is the transgender caucus affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Continue reading “United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI)”

Trans-forming the Church: Blessed Bodies and Gender Justice, 2017

Rev Liam Hooper created the “Trans-forming the Church: Blessed Bodies and Gender Justice,” online video curriculum when he was working with the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) as their national transgender organizer.

This free 30 minutes of video content provides an easy way to test the waters about transgender experience in your local congregation. It could even be used to provide a crash course in transgender sensitivity for ushers or other church leaders. Continue reading “Trans-forming the Church: Blessed Bodies and Gender Justice, 2017”

Online Book Study: UMATI, starting now!

I am excited that the folks at United Methodist Alliance for Transgender Inclusion (UMATI) are hosting an online Bible/book study using OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Inclusion and the Group Discussion Guide. The conversations will happen online in the UMATI Facebook group starting this weekend!

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Transgender Christian (auto)Biographies

I just created a list of books about transgender and the Christian Bible, but we also need stories! This list looks at transgender (auto) biographical books that are explicitly Christian. I probably missed some others, so please contact me with additions!

I plan to review and provide notes on these books, as I am able. Please be in touch if you can provide me with a review copy!

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