This issue of the Quarterly Voice presents three reflections, each by a person intimately engaged with the transgender community.
Hilary Howes, the author of To Be or Not to Be: A Catholic Transsexual Speaks, served on the strategy group that formed Equally Blessed.
“Sister Monica” (a pseudonym) has been a Catholic sister for 53 years and has been ministering among the transgender community since 1999.
Mateo Williamson is a microbiologist from Arizona who identifies as an openly Catholic, transgender male. This year, he has been working at a shelter for homeless youth in New Jersey.
Highlights of DignityUSA's History
In 1977, Jeannine Gramick, SSND and Robert Nugent, SDS, co-found New Ways Ministry, a ministry of Reconciliation and Social Justice for Catholic gay and lesbian persons and other sexual minorities, their families and friends and the Catholic community. The ministry is involved in conducting workshops, retreats, talks, counseling, consultation and research.