Posts in category "Transgender"

Christianity and being Transgender - Why I won't justify my transition

The position any Christian transgender person is in when it comes to finding a loving and healthy place to worship is a challenging task. All too often we are challenged to justify ourselves to the church. I once again experienced the pain of rejection this weekend and had the stark reality be ever so glaring... Read more »

Southern Baptist Convention called to condemn Transgender Americans

This weekend may just prove to be a turning point between the Christian church and the transgender community. Denny Burk, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, has drafted a resolution that will be presented when the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meets in Baltimore, MD.  This resolution calls for all churches, hospitals and members of... Read more »

Being a transgender parent and living Carpe Diem

For many parents, there is a conscious effort to create those moments in time that our kids will remember for the rest of their lives.  We hope that those memories are carried on through their children and for generations to come.  We want any negative memories or experiences in our children’s lives to be outweighed... Read more »
Advertisement:

Road to Listen To Your Mother: Not the Final Chapter

Road to Listen To Your Mother: Not the Final Chapter
It’s been over a week since I and 14 other women commanded the microphone, bringing to the stage our intensely personal and emotional stories of motherhood.  For days after the Listen To Your Mother show, my emotions were nothing but raw.  Tears would form at the slightest mention or thought of the experiences of that... Read more »

Letters to a new mom: Letting your child's light shine

Dear New Mom, Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy!  Being a new mom is one of the most wonderful, yet terrifying, things we can ever be blessed with.  I know as a new mom you are being bombarded with advice from all angles but bare with me. When I was a new parent,... Read more »

WGN Morning News crosses the line with transphobic joke

Normally I am the type of person that likes a bit of light-hearted fun intermixed with the seriousness of the morning news. But this morning, WGN Morning News’ Paul Konrad crossed the line with a transphobic question he posed to his male counterparts on the morning crew. This morning Konrad, meteorologist for the morning news... Read more »
Advertisement:

Transgender Day of Visibility - Bridging the gap

The Omaha Sun Times and the Huffington Post ran a story this weekend that caused me to pause.  It was titled “5 Places Trans People Exist”.  In a world that tells us that we should not exist, I was shocked and thrilled that a mainstream media outlet from the Heartland would run a story on... Read more »

Culture verses Christ

Let me introduce the second of my two guest bloggers today, someone I consider a true ally to the trans community.  Emily McEwan-Fujita is a former college professor with a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada and... Read more »

The church should be a place of love not fear for the LGBT community

I want to welcome guest blogger Bobbie Lang, author of her own biography, “Transgender Christian in Chains”. Bobbie now lives on a lake in the fabulous Texas Hill Country with two lazy cats and Kate, a crazy dog who thinks she’s a kangaroo .  She is fully involved as an advocate for the transgender community... Read more »
Advertisement:

I am part of the Revolution

Right now, a revolution is spreading across America and around the world.  It is fought on the streets and in our homes.  We see it on our television screens and see it as we scroll through the Internet.  It is a revolution of existence and visibility. I couldn’t agree more with a statement made by... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Meggan Sommerville

    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Tags

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News