Transgender Rights

Articles

January 21, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England’s House of Bishops has rejected a request from the province’s General Synod for “nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person’s gender transition.” The request came in a motion passed by the synod at its meeting in York last...

November 12, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England has today published revised guidance to help its 4,700 schools tackle homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying. The Church said that the guidance will help prevent children in its schools “having their self-worth diminished or...

July 28, 2017

“I am compelled to oppose these actions and to affirm the moral principle of equal rights for all persons, including the LGBTQ communities,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry stated in his statement. “I do so as a follower of Jesus Christ, as Presiding Bishop of the...

February 5, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, have written to the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to praise his opposition to a so-called “bathroom bill” in that state.

“The need for voices of...

April 25, 2016

[Diocese of North Carolina] On March 23, the North Carolina General Assembly convened a one-day special session to consider HB2, which legislators passed and Governor Pat McCrory signed the same day. The bill, drafted in response to a Charlotte City Council ordinance granting people the right...

February 10, 2015

[Pennsylvania Episcopal dioceses press release] Bishops of the five Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Feb. 11 called on the state legislature to pass the Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

July 9, 2012

[Chicago Consultation] The Chicago Consultation issued this statement today from its co-convener, the Rev. Lowell Grisham:

“During our long journey toward the full inclusion of lesbian and gay Christians in the life of the church, Episcopalians have slowly come to accept that God made us...

July 9, 2012

[Chicago Consultation] The Chicago Consultation issued this statement today from its co-convener, the Rev. Lowell Grisham:

“During our long journey toward the full inclusion of lesbian and gay Christians in the life of the church, Episcopalians have slowly come to accept that God made us...

September 21, 2009

We may not yet be apparent, but there are transgender Episcopalians.

I am one and, with several transgender sisters and brothers, incarnated an otherwise abstract "issue" at July's General Convention in Anaheim, California, as a member of the TransEpiscopal delegation that sought...