Whilst Covid19 continues to reshape our lives and overwhelm our ability to make space for tragedy evil acts continue. It is ok to admit that we cannot respond as well or as much as we would like right now. There will be a time, though, that churches and people of good will must start to… Continue reading Churches Must Take Responsibility
In April, an episode of Songs of Praise that I was privileged enough to be interviewed in was aired on the BBC. I was really blessed by the positive reaction and support I had around me, and there weren't too many trolls or transphobic complaints. I expected a lot, but there were only a few.… Continue reading Disagreement
A lot of my friends have been doing the decade challenge - posting a photo of them 10 years ago and now. The first of these photos was just over 10 years ago. I was learning to cook in preparation for university. Within a year I was embarking on transition. The second photo was last… Continue reading A Decade of Change
This year, more than ever, I am feeling the emotional roller-coaster of being LGBT+ through the liturgies and readings of Holy Week. We have eaten with friends around tense tables, coming out, begging them to remember us. We have been betrayed by those who sleep in the garden, ignoring our prayers. We have been disowned… Continue reading A Reflection & Prayers for Good Friday
As promised, here is this week's blog post for LGBT History Month. Today we are looking at some of the (hi)stories of trans and gender non-conforming people through a journey in prayer. The stories used here can be found at: Action for Trans Health. Let's pray: 'James Barry (1789-1865) James was a military surgeon and… Continue reading LGBT History Month: Gender Journey
During LGBT history month I am writing about particular themes, moments and people in LGBT+ history and offering some thoughts on scripture and some prayer notes. This week I am thinking about the Holocaust. It is difficult to write about the Holocaust appropriately, because it was such an atrocious and tragic event that continues to… Continue reading LGBT History Month: Holocaust
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 Remember ... what we do to real, living, breathing trans and gender non-conforming people when we deny, brush over or ignore the truth of their identities: 'Jenner on everyone's lips while the brutality of living in this body becomes an asterisk at the bottom of equality pages. No one ever… Continue reading Remember. Honour. Act.