Gender Identity

Organizations

Dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

Visit National Center for Transgender Equality

Promotes acceptance for transgender people.

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A comparative, ongoing qualitative-quantitative research project conducted by Transgender Europe.

Visit Transrespect Verses Transphobia Worldwide Research Project

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Resources

By Noach Dzmura

While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices. Inspired and nurtured by the successes of the feminist and LGBT movements in the Jewish world, Jews who identify with the “T” now sit in the congregation, marry under the chuppah, and create Jewish families. Balancing on the Mechitza offers a multifaceted portrait of this increasingly visible community.

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A documentary feature about a seminary student and his struggle with faith, love and gender identity. This film is a co-production of Filmworks and the UCC.

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From Frontline

Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.

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From Justin Edwards Tanis

The book includes an introduction to trans issues, an overview of gender variance and the Bible, reflections on the intersection of transgender 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.

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By Ann Thompson Cook

Made in God’s image answers basic questions about gender variance as well as transgender and intersex people and their experiences.

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Film about the story of the first known mainstream Protestant minister to change sex and remain in ordained office. Erin Swenson’s 1973 ordination as a minister was upheld by the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta on October 22, 1996.

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We asked transgender and allied faith leaders what communities of faith need to know about transgender people.

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From Human Rights Campaign

Gender Identity and Our Faith Communities is based on the contributions of transgender people, their families and clergy. Drawing on a wide array of personal experiences, religious and cultural analysis, and diverse faith journeys, it will empower people of faith with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform their communities and congregations into welcoming environments.

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A project of stories by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

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From National Center for Transgender Equality

The report contains detailed information about the discrimination faced by transgender people.

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Official website for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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From Reverend Erin K. Swenson, Th.M., Ph.D.

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Compassionate support and resources to parents and caregivers raising a gender independent child.

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From Institute for Welcoming Resources

A transgender curriculum for churches and religious institutions from the Institute of Welcoming Resources.

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From Institute of Welcoming Resources

A transgender curriculum for churches and religious institutions from the Institute of Welcoming Resources.

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From National Center for Transgender Equality

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