trans talk

It took 35 years before I was ready to begin grappling with my gender identity, and nearly another four to truly accept I was transgender. There's no single path to follow on a journey like this, but I hope sharing my story and struggles might be helpful for others.

I know there are some of you who might not understand what it means to be trans, or might object to my embracing this aspect of myself. I ask you to take the time to at least read my story and my thoughts on what this means for my faith to appreciate where I'm coming from. Thank you for your time!

new to "trans stuff?"

No worries! It has been an educational journey for me too :). If this is a new topic for you, then I recommend starting here:

trans topics 101 »

the basics: transgender 101

I have a few resources I've thrown together that you might helpful linked above and below: a glossary of terms, some common questions I've heard and my answers to them, etc. But if you don't have time for all of that right now, here is the gist:

A transgender person is someone whose gender identity or gender expression does not correspond with their sex assigned at birth.

Many (but not all!) transgender people experience dysphoria, which they seek to alleviate through transitioning, often adopting a different name and set of pronouns in the process.

Some (but not all!) trans people choose to seek medical and/or surgical care as a part of their transition.


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