Members of TRUUsT, an organization of transgender and nonbinary UU religious professionals, share their stories.
TRUUsT members include (clockwise, from center) the Rev. Theresa I. Soto, the Rev. Chris Rothbauer, the Rev. Andrée Mol, the Rev. Leela Sinha, jo mosher, the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, CB Beal, the Rev. Mykal Slack, B. Herbert, Juniper Stinnett, Sarah Weaver, and Sam Allen. (Courtesy of TRUUsT)
The package of stories that follows was developed by TRUUsT, an organization of transgender and nonbinary UU religious professionals, and was edited by the Rev. Theresa I. Soto in response to the Spring issue’s harmful story, “After L, G, and B” (see the editor’s apology). The title “We’re Right Here” is inspired by CB Beal, who responded to that story in a powerful blog post. Learn more about TRUUsT: transuu.org
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TRUUsT (Trans Religious Professional UUs Together; transuu.org) was founded in 2004 by Mr. Barb Greve and the Rev. Sean Parker-Dennison. Its mission is to support UU trans religious professionals, advocate for each other and our ministries, and transform Unitarian Universalism and our world. TRUUsT takes a broad view of what it means to be trans and what it means to be a religious professional, recognizing that oppression has too often barred trans people from accessing traditional paths to credentialed leadership. The sixty-one current members of truust are genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, two spirit, trans women, trans men, and more, and include credentialed and non-credentialed ministers, religious educators, music directors, youth directors, church administrators, chaplains, and seminarians.
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Acknowledging that we have fallen short, UU World is committed to sharing in appropriate and respectful ways the inspiring and powerful stories of trans and gender nonbinary people within our faith community.