Transgender People and Theology

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The following segment- Transgender People and Theology was on Religion and Ethics Newsweekly at PBS.org.

I don’t talk  religion or politics- EVER. If you are familiar with my blog, then you already know this. If not, now you know. I keep my opinions to myself and don’t engage in any kind of debate on these two topics. I did find this piece to be very interesting and I liked the calm, matter of fact presentation. It gave me a good feel.

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7 thoughts on “Transgender People and Theology

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Kat. This part really moved me:

    DR. GAROFALO: A fifteen-year-old transgender girl born a boy, and they wanted me to give estrogen to—and I was, like, are you kidding me? Like no way. Is it ethical to do that? I didn’t get any training in medical school about this. I had no idea. This was totally new. And then I got to know her, and I spent time with her, and really over the course of months my entire mindset changed from, like, is it really ethical to give this girl hormones to, like, would it really be ethical to not?

    With heart,
    Dani

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. I may “borrow” the link for my blog. I do delve into spirituality and politics on my blog from time to time. I grew up in the Christian fundamentalist south which was a *big* disconnect for me, studied Buddhism for many years, and more recently became a member of an intentional Eucharist community that accepts and embraces GLBT* people. For me, transitioning was a spiritual journey like none other, and it’s a shame that many of us grow up wondering “Why does God hate me?” and being forced to make a choice between an authentic self and “religion.” It doesn’t have to be that way, and things are changing!

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