Category: Transgender

Aurora Illinois keeps Pride Parade a safe place to celebrate

Aurora Illinois keeps Pride Parade a safe place to celebrate
How often during our day do we think about our safety? How often to you think about your safety when you attend a community event? Today was one of those days when safety was something on my mind. With the escalation of violence towards LGBTQ individuals and groups, celebrating Pride can be one of those... Read more »

The Necklace - The Story of a Mother's Love and Acceptance

If you were an outside observer to the little world I grew up in, you would say I had a pretty normal childhood. I was the kid that snuck around the house to find where my mom had hidden all the Christmas and birthday presents. I was the kid that snuck in and tried my... Read more »

National Coming Out Day - Live like You are Loved

We have all heard it. Love yourself. It is the mantra at the core of nearly every self help book ever published. But let’s be honest! How often do we actual do it? For many of us, those two words are not always the easiest to live out. In today’s society, there are far too... Read more »
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The reality of Church PTSD

The reality of Church PTSD
Church PTSD? Are you kidding me. There is no such thing. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something you have after being in combat or a victim of sexual assault, surviving a plane crash or maybe a tornado. How the heck can church, of all things, cause PTSD? Okay, let’s all take a breath. What’s going... Read more »

What does a Trump White House mean for the Transgender Community

What does a Trump White House mean for the Transgender Community
The last few days have been probably the most terrifying hours the transgender community has experienced. It would rank right up there with coming out to family and friends, or it could be the most terrifying thing many of us have ever had to face. The idea of a Trump White House scares me beyond... Read more »

My way back to God

We all have a story. These stories are as unique as the person who has lived it. For those who are Christ Followers, the story of our lives can take on a whole new and sometimes rocky depth finding our way back to God. Over the past couple weeks, Community Christian Church, the church I... Read more »
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I'm celebrating two milestones that changed my life

Milestones. We all experience them. Some are small reminders of an event and some are huge monuments to changes in our lives. In the more positive moments of my life, I have learned to look for those milestones to ward off the negative issues that can envelope me. When it comes to milestones, this week... Read more »

Shane Johnson to Lora Johnson: SciFi and Christian author comes out as transgender

Shane Johnson to Lora Johnson: SciFi and Christian author comes out as transgender
By all outward appearances, Shane Johnson had found a life of which many would be jealous. On top of being a husband and father, Johnson was an author in both the SciFi and Christian genres, appeared at SciFi conventions and had been nominated and won awards in the literary world. Johnson had become a recognized... Read more »

The ongoing genocide of the transgender community

The ongoing genocide of the transgender community
Genocide is not exactly a word on the lips of most people these days. In fact, it is a topic often ignored or pushed aside unless someone has a personal interest or connection to the atrocities. But as much as we want to think it doesn’t happen in the modern age, we can no longer... Read more »
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Transgender Day of Visibility - One life lived authentically truly does create change

Transgender Day of Visibility - One life lived authentically truly does create change
Since 2009, March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility, has been a special day for the transgender community. It has been a day of celebration, empowerment and education. It has been a day to show the world what being transgender really is and what being transgender looks like. In some small way, I have taken... Read more »
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    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 Meg.Sommerville@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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