Collection of essays compiled by the Unitarian Universalists Association’s Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns.
2. Call Me Malcom (documentary)
Call Me Malcolm is an amazing story of the human spirit and God's spirit, and the liberating struggle to realize and express with confidence the marvelous gift of one's truest sense of self. As Malcolm shares his own story and through the stories of others we meet, Call Me Malcolm offers us a glimpse into the real lives of real people who are transgender. But it is only a glimpse. There are many stories to be told and Malcolm helps us make connections to our own stories, encouraging us to share them. That can seem daunting in a culture which has done more to heap shame on persons who identify as transgender. The good news of Malcolm's story is the way in which shame and fear are overcome by grace, compassion and knowledge. Viewers cannot help but come to a deeper understanding of faith, love, and gender identity, and by doing so, arrive at a deeper understanding of their own journey.
3. The Spirit of Transgender
Trans-Spirits is an organization at the forefront of service to the spiritual life of the transgender community, supporting its leaders, teachers, healers, artists and seekers in non-dogmatic, creative and playful ways. This article provides an historical context for what is now known as transgender.
4. Transfaith ™
Transfaith™ is a national non-profit that is led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality. We work closely with many allied organizations, secular, spiritual, and religious, transgender-led and otherwise. We believe that the spiritual vitality and leadership of people of transgender experience will make the world a better place. We bring people together to develop conversation, strategy, and community in order to help us all reach our full potential.
TransTorah helps people of all genders to fully access and transform Jewish tradition, and helps Jewish communities to be welcoming sanctuaries for people of all genders.
6. Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach
Book by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
This book bridges traditional religious doctrine and secular postmodern theory regarding gender. Through an examination of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and church history as well as the exploration of other religious traditions and cultures, Mollenkott honors the experience of people who do not fit within the traditional binary concept of gender: intersexual, trans-sexual, or otherwise-gendered individuals.
7. Transgender Good News
Book by Pat Conover
This book responds to three basic questions about transgender experience and expression. What is true? What is going on? What really matters? I have tried not merely to answer these questions, but to pay attention to the framing of the questions. After wrestling with transgender questions as an important part of my own life, and after applying the disciplines I have learned as a scientist and a theologian, I believe more than ever that getting the questions right is more important than defending the answers.
8. Transgendering Faith: Identity, Sexuality and Spirituality
Book by Leanne McCall Tigert and Maren C. Tirabassi
Transgendering Faith is a resource to help churches respond with love and care to transgender people in our society, both those within the Christian community and those who find themselves--unhappily--outside its doors. It is also a book for transgender Christians, their families, pastoral counselors, and clergy.
9. Trans-Gendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith
Book by Justin Tanis
Justin Tanis, a transgendered ordained minister in the Metropolitan Community Churches, seeks to explore the spiritual nature of transgendered persons, to listen to the stories of others like himself, and to provide theological reflection on the ministries of, by and for this particular community. The book includes an introduction to trans issues, an overview of gender variance and the Bible, reflections on the intersection of transgendered people and faith communities and how to create a genuine welcome for trans people in those communities, as well as a theological analysis of gender as a calling and transgendered body theology. Dr. Tanis earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and his D.Min. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and serves on the National Advisory Board of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry.