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This was so real and powerful I had to re-blog it. I am heartbroken by how these stories either go un published or become punchlines. I’m also disturbed by how we spend a lot of time looking at transgender people with pity and an assumed sense of tragic. This week’s news around Chelsea Manning and the variety of comments and the twisted and insensitive coverage by even the LGBTQ press is testament to how much we don’t know and don’t even seem to WANT to know about gender and gender fluidity. But more than that, the story in Maybe If is one I’ve heard repeatedly in my small circle of friends and colleagues only because that circle includes transwomen of color. We can talk about “welcoming congregations” and “equality” but it means nothing unless you are willing to actually be in relationship with the people who are marginalized. Please God let this country and this world grow up.