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Transgender Issues

Below are various resources that may be of interest to members of the transgendered community.
  • It began innocuously enough when the incoming priest at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center at Drake University noticed a piece of paper on a copy machine in the parish office.

    On it was a counselor's authorization of hormone therapy for a transgendered person about to undergo a sex change. On a letterhead that included the center's name and address.

    What came quickly after is changing a community:

    Rest of the story can be found in the Des Moines Register

  • DignityUSA is forming two new volunteer committees: Transgendered Committee and Technology Committee.

    Transgender Committee

    A volunteer Transgender Committee within DignityUSA is in the formation stage as we close out 2009. It is the fruition of the Transgender programming during DignityUSA’s 40th Anniversary Convention in July 2009 in San Francisco.

  • By Fredrikka Joy Maxwell, a DignityUSA member from Nashville, Tennessee

    Do you know that more than 434 tramsgender people have been killed around the world so far this year, and those are just the ones we know about? That's according to the website www.Transgenderdor.org which keeps track of such statistics. All those people will be memorialized at the Tramsgender Day of Remembrance as celebrated in local communities on or about November 20, 2009.

  • TransFaith Online announces new spirituality track and Interfaith Trans-Clergy Roundtable to be held at Philadelphia TransHealth Conference (June 11-13, 2009; http://www.transfaithonline.org/transhealth/).

  • By Shari Miller, Vice-President, Dignity/Denver

    Dignity/Denver held its Third Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Liturgy on Sunday, November 16th, 2008. This moving event originally came about because one of our members knew someone on the list who was being memorialized. That person was a 24-year old Hispanic woman who was murdered with a shotgun inside her own apartment. She was a gentle soul murdered because she was gender-variant.

  • Early in July 2008, Operations Manager Peggy Burns opened an email from the Director of Religious Education at a California parish. The woman was seeking assis- tance for a mother and son, members of her parish, who were going on retreat together. The son had recently come out as transgender.

  • Dear members, friends, & supporters of Dignity,

    I bring to your attention a very important event next month.  To be held on November 20, 2002, Transgender Day of Remembrance honors twenty-four victims since the 2001 Memorial. 

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