Trans*/Gender Identity

The new I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis is lit with rainbow colors at the start of LGBT Pride weekend. Image by Tony Webster, CC license

[AWH Classic] National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is always a bit strained for me. Partially because of my own hangups, and partially because of how “coming out” is framed in a lot of mainstream discussion.

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At PRA: Are evangelicals at a crossroads on trans issues?

The response of Azusa Pacific University to Heath Adam Ackley’s coming out illustrates shifts in how evangelical are engaging the issue of transgender identity.

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Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

We believe that queer and trans* people have insights into theology and faith that deepen the conversation not just for other queer people but for non-queer people as well.

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Take Action: Daily Beast Should Apologize for Dismissing Prison Rape

The Daily Beast published a vile and harmful piece about Chelsea Manning and prison rape. Here’s what we can do about it.

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What Child Exploitation Looks Like

Why aren’t trans youth afforded the privacy and protection we claim are the rights of children?

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Grounded during the blizzard. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Robyn

The power of my own quest for authenticity may be my greatest lesson to impart as a parent.

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Painted Desert, Arizona. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Natalie

If there’s a single name that feels the least “real,” the most connected to social structures, cis-het-patriarchy and its assumptions, it’s the one I was given at birth.

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The Women's Building, the first women-owned and -operated community center, in San Francisco. Image used with permission of author

Let’s Talk About Names: Andrea

While we’re demanding that women be treated equitably in this society, we’re saying that it’s up to women — still — to make the “proper” choice, like not taking their husbands’ names, to legitimize feminism.

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Science Playground at Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, FL. Image by Theory, CC license.

Let’s Talk About Names: Mattie

Who am I really, if I change with every person I meet? Maybe we are all events, shaped by circumstance and those around us. All choose your own adventures for our readers’ liking.

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