In this thematic issue of the QV, we are pleased to share with you the difficult road to self-understanding and acceptance—both internal and external—faced by four transgender individuals and a transgender couple. While DignityUSA identifies itself as a GLBT Catholic organization as a matter of course, most of us know very little about the “T” component, much to the detriment of the wholeness of our faith communities. Even in the public policy arena, transgender issues often take a back seat and are often sacrificed for political expediency, as evidenced by the recent federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act spat between those who insisted on covering transgender people versus those who felt that leaving it out (for now) would guarantee passage.

-- Leo Egashira,
Publications Committee Chair
Introduction to Transgender Lives


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