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
From August 10-12, the national Board meets in Washington, DC. Highlights:
- A formal response is formulated raising concerns with the NCCB’s second draft of "One in Christ Jesus: A Pastoral Response to the Concerns of Women for Church and Society."
- A new Chapter-in-Formation Manual is finalized and published to give newly forming chapters a practical, step by step, how-to guide.