Posts tagged "Transgender"

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 »

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 »

The Locker Room; A unique place to find confidence in myself

Let’s face it. Going to the gym can be an exercise in self loathing, diminished self confidence and the over whelming urge to hide every minute role of flesh that plagues our very existence. We come up with millions of excuses, I mean reasons, to avoid the mental and physical torture every day. And before... Read more »
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Illinois takes steps with new laws to protect transgender community

Illinois takes steps with new laws to protect transgender community
Regardless of the lack of a budget in Illinois, those elected to represent the people of the State have not been sitting on their hands. With bipartisan majorities, including support from Republican leaders in both the Illinois House and Senate, January 1st, 2016 will bring three new laws to the State that mark a significant... Read more »

Looking for a Happy Ending

So many of us are looking to the future for that storybook ending to our life. The present circumstances that surround us just don’t seem to add up to the happy ending we desire. It was after I had a very deep conversation with my good friend and fellow ChicagoNow blogger Lea Grover where I... Read more »

Let the court record show my Christian parents love their transgender daughter

A parent’s love for their child is probably one of the strongest bonds we as humans can ever have with another person. If you are a parent, you know in your heart of hearts that it’s a bond that is created long before you ever met your child. It’s a bond that should be unbreakable.... Read more »
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I am Cait is a reality show I can relate to

I will be honest right up front. As a voice, albeit an extremely small voice, I find myself needing to be painfully honest on this. Over the past month I have grown a bit dubious and personally divided over the huge hoopla over Caitlyn Jenner. I will applaud until the day I die the courage... Read more »

The Chicago Tribune owes the transgender community an apology

The Chicago Tribune owes the transgender community an apology
It has been nearly a week since we all saw the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair. In the time that has past, there have been countless articles, blog posts, radio and television shows that have taken on the topic Caitlyn Jenner and being transgender. I am used to negative, ignorant... Read more »

The dream meeting that may be more pipe smoke than reality

Did you know that since the beginning of time, there have been over 106 billion people that have lived on this planet?  Over 106 BILLION!  I was recently asked to write about the one person or list of people – out of those 106 billion people – that I would want to meet.  Seriously? The... Read more »
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Being Christian and Transgender - feeling caught in the middle.

In 2010, shortly after I officially transitioned, I heard a very distinctive call in my life.  The call came as a subtle rumble through much of what I did.  I had to make a very public transition at work, but since being separated at the time, I was able to lead a fairly quiet, private... 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 Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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