Tag: Christian

National Coming Out Day

In the last couple years as I have come to know some really wonderful people, both in and out of the LGBT community, that I may never had the opportunity to get to know if I had stayed hidden with who I was.   One of those people is Allison Sweeney, a wonderful Christian transgender woman... Read more »

Facing the Future with Faith

I’ve seen the look before.  I’ve seen it on the faces of doctors when I worked as a veterinary tech and I am sure it flashed across my own face a few times when I was a paramedic. Unfortunately, I have seen it directed at me more times than I care lately. It’s not one... Read more »

Same Sex Marriage, Equal Employment Rights - My Part in the Next Step in this Country's History in the Fight for Equal Rights

This country has had a long history of fighting for freedom and liberty, the rights of the individual to be treaty equally.  If you had asked me 25 or 30 years ago about equal rights, I would have been able to skim over a few details about suffrage at the turn of the 20th century. ... Read more »
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Glad I live in Illinois and Not Oklahoma

I have lived in Illinois for nearly my entire life, since I was five, and there are a lot of things about living here that I’m not really keen with; the unbearable winters, insane traffic, the highest gas prices in the nation, government corruption, just to name a very few.  But if I am to... Read more »

A Personal View on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Marriage Rights

A while back I ask my fellow bloggers here at ChicagoNow to ask me anything they wanted about being transgender.  I was overwhelmed with the response.  As time goes on, I will do my best to answer many of these questions. Jenna Myers Karvunidis, author of High Gloss and Sauce, asked me “What are your... Read more »

Questions About My Legacy

On Friday, I joined my dad at a memorial service for family friends.  The service was attended by over 700 people.  Family, friends and even those who only knew these folks as voices on the radio came to pay their last respects to a husband and wife that had dedicated their lives to whatever God... Read more »
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God's Big Puzzle

It’s a great blessing to see God’s will at work. Being able to hear that several people were blessed by hearing how one person was carried by God through the darkness and how God has lifted that person out of a depth that was so deep that no humanly struggle would bring you out. Christians... Read more »

The Reward at the end of the Journey

Back when my daughter was little, 3 or 4 years old, we would take road trips to visit my parents in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time we lived in the Western suburbs of Chicago and that made for a 460 mile road trip. Normally the trip would take about eight to nine hours, depending how... Read more »

Finding Blessings Through Homelessness

I didn’t grow up in a wealthy home, but we always had food on the table, clothes on our backs and roof over our head.  My Mom and Dad did a great job of giving my brother and I everything that we needed and more.  Some of our vacations were nothing glamorous but we were... Read more »
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Building on the past, Building for the Future

For a long time leading up to and after my transition, I wanted nothing more than to forget my past.  I wanted nothing more than to go stealth, to forget my previous  life pretending to be something I wasn’t. But, as usual, God had other plans for me. He wasn’t going to let me hide. ... 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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