Insights From The Other Side

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I’ve been seeing so many LGBTQ-related stories in the news and facebook. Of course, we are witnessing big moments in history as we live and breath. Marriage equality wins are popping up in state after state. Right now, we’re waiting to hear the Supreme Court’s ruling on Prop 8 and DOMA. Other states, including my own, are pushing for protection against job discrimination. It’s exciting. It’s also long overdue, but still exciting.

For as vocal and celebratory as the supporters have been though, I’ve heard just as much from the other side.

I’m transgender. I love the LGBT community and the stories I’ve heard within have moved me. But I’ve been on that other side as well. That’s why I’m writing this. I believe in God and I believe in Jesus, and I used to go to church every Sunday and I bought into everything in their doctrine, including the…

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