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Category Archives: Transpirituality

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On Dating, Being a Christian and a Single Transman

Trying to see beyond myself I’ve never dated another Christian. God, it’s embarrassing to type that. Even though Scripture says that we should be with other believers, I have never trusted that the same God who died on the Cross for me could possibly bring

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Secret Wounds, Magic Words: Eunuchs in the Bible

What do transsexuals want? If I may propose an answer from my experience, it would be: To be respected as members of our chosen gender, as plausible objects of desire, and as reasonable people. Of course, transsexuals are not the only ones who harbor such

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Transgenderism and Religious Narratives

National Public Radio recently aired a series on children who suffer from what some psychologists call a gender identity disorder, also known as transgenderism. The children believe they have been born into the wrong biological body. It is not that the child wants to “become”

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Being Transgender: From Punchline to Mainline

Listen to the podcast interview When it comes to transgender people and their issues, the media tends to portray them as either prostitutes or punchlines. Author and speaker Vanessa Sheridan believes being they are neither. Instead, for her, being transgender is a gift. “There was

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True Confession

June 2006 would mark the 15th anniversary of my creation of Rachel Miller and my journey to understand and accept my propensity to cross-dress. In the beginning my only goal was to feel better about my desire to wear a dress. After nearly a year

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Transitioning With Whosoever

Lincoln Rose began reading Whosoever nearly 10 years ago when he was a lesbian. When the now 30 year old trans-man was living as a lesbian in Michigan, he found himself shunned by the evangelical friends he had made in high school when he revealed

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Coming Home

About 6 years ago, I wrote an article still published on Whosoever titled Christians and Disputable Matters with the by-line of William Stephenson. I write this article as Virginia Stephenson, having transitioned to female in 2001. My journey in gender crossing has truly been a

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A Sense of Spirituality

I spent the first weekend in August at an inspiring conference – Together in Faith – hosted by the American Friends Service Committee. From the opening reception – put on by the First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti – through the closing plenary my dreams,