‘Birds represent the glorious continuation of their extinct dinosaur ancestors.’
We’re right here
Members of TRUUsT, an organization of transgender and nonbinary UU religious professionals, share their stories.
At the core of Unitarian Universalism is the idea that my truth and your truth can both be true, even if they contradict each other.
Thanks to my trans siblings, trans and cisgender UUs are talking about the harm caused by a recent article.
Exemplar: Gwendolyn Howard
Unitarian Universalism has not always made space for the work of trans ministers, but the work of trans ministers has been precious and irreplaceable just the same.
The invisible woman
‘You said it was for the best if my soul remained hidden. . . . I believed you for a time.’
‘I thought I had to be what other people wanted me to be, but it didn’t work.’
It’s time to learn
There is no excuse for refusing to learn, when there are teachers all around us.
Your stories belong to you
no one can rename you
Other, it can’t stick, as you offer the gift
of being and saying who you are.
Our story hurt people
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.
I use the tools of body paint and photography to represent myself in a way that aligns with my own aesthetic and intellectual interests.