The Reformation Project is an ecumenical Christian organization that works for full inclusion of LGBT people within the church. It is based in Wichita, Kan., and Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian, is its president.
Emily McGinley is a pastor at Urban Village Church, a multisite United Methodist Church in the Chicago area with an outreach ministry to transgender people.
Gender Spectrum is a national organization that advocates for and supports transgender youth, their families, educators and health providers. It maintains a “topics” page on its website about transgender and faith traditions and faith leaders and publishes a resource guide for faith communities. Lisa Kenney is executive director. Gender Spectrum is based in the San Francisco […]
Patrick S. Cheng is an associate professor of historical and systematic theology at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and an ordained minister. He is the author of several books on queer theology, including Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology.
Joy Ladin is the author of Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, which documents her spiritual and physical journey from male to female. She is an English professor at Yeshiva University in New York City. Contact via the office of public affairs at Yeshiva.
David E. Weekley is a United Methodist Church pastor who described his life as a transgender man in In From the Wilderness: Sherman: She-r-man. He blogs about his life in the church at Sherman’s Wilderness. He is the pastor of St. Nicholas United Methodist Church in Hull, Mass.
Noach Dzmura manages Jewish Transitions, an educational resource for transgender and gender-variant individuals and faith communities that want to become more welcoming of the transgender community. He is the editor of Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in the Jewish Community.
The Rev. Drew Phoenix, who underwent sex-change surgery and changed his name from Anne Gordon, is executive director of Identity Inc., an LGBT advocacy group in Anchorage, Alaska.