Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People FAQs

What does transgender mean? + Transgender is a word used by many people whose self-experienced gender does not match the gender that they were assigned at birth. For example, a transgender person might be someone who identifies and lives as a woman but whose birth-assigned sex was male. Other transgender people identify as somewhere in between the societally recognized genders of man and woman, as neither, or as one gender at some times and another at other times. Transgender is the large categ...
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HEARTS UNBOUND: Engaging Biblical texts of God’s Radical Love through Reader’s Theater

HEARTS UNBOUND: Engaging Biblical texts of God’s Radical Love through Reader’s Theater by David R. Weiss is a collection of ten inspiring stories of radical love and welcome. Entertaining, thought-provoking, and participatory, each session looks in-depth at the story, the historical context out of which it came, and some of the insights to be gained.Designed to be used as a small-group Bible study, HEARTS UNBOUND uses the format of Reader’s Theater. But fear not… no costumes, sets, or refined ac...
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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Many faith communities and organizations around the world commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) every year on May 17. These faith communities and organizations not only come together to highlight the intersections of faith and sexuality to remember victims of homo/bi/transphobia and to stand against religiously based homophobia and transphobia but also, predominantly, to raise the voices of progressive f...
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Anti-Bullying: Speeches from the Churchwide Assembly

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Continue on to read speeches in support of the anti-bullying memorial on the floor of the 2011 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. David Bukowy, Jr, New England Synod “Bullying is a big part of people’s lives today.  I once was a victim of bullying.  I can remember 5th grade year as if it were yesterday.  “Big Nose”… and “Crooked Mouth”… were two names I had been called as a child for many years -- both stemming from things I couldn’t control: my big nose from my dad, or, as I call it, th...
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Links & Organizations

Below you will find links to a variety of other organizations and web sites that are working for full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the Church and the world. Note: clicking on a resource will take you away from the LC/NA web site. LC/NA is not responsible for content in the following organizations. (more…)
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Downloadable Resources

Here are downloadable resources on a number of topics. Click on one of the categories below and then scroll down to browse through the list. Some of the links are to PDF files and some are links to resources found on other websites. (more…)
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Concord

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Past issues of ReconcilingWorks's quarterly journal Concord are available: Vol. 34, No. 1 — Spring 2013 Vol. 33, No. 4 — Winter 2012 Vol. 33, No. 2-3 — Summer/Fall 2012 Vol. 33, No. 1 — Spring 2012 Vol. 32, No. 4 — Winter 2011 Vol. 32, No. 3 — Fall 2011 Vol. 32, No. 2 — Summer 2011 Vol. 32, No. 1 — Spring 2011 Vol. 31, Nos. 3-4 — Fall/Winter 2010 Vol. 31, No. 2 — Summer 2010 Vol. 31, No. 1 — Spring 2010 Vol. 30, No. 4 — Winter 2009 Vol. 30, No. 3 — Fall 2009 Vol. 30, No. 2 — Sum...
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La Concordia

Los artículos principales de la hoja informativa Concord ya están en español en La Concordia. Key articles of the Concord are now appearing in Spanish in La Concordia. invierno 2007 winter 2007 primavera 2007 spring 2007 invierno 2006 winter 2006 otoño 2006 fall 2006 invierno 2005 winter 2005 otoño 2005 fall 2005
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