Join us this Sunday, March 3d, from 1pm to 3pm, for a panel presentation and discussion on "Understanding Transgender -- The 'T' in transgender and the Trans in all of us."
If you plan to come, be sure to RSVP to the Church by sending an email to: [masked].
You can come dressed in drap or dress.
It will be held at the Rock Spring Congregational Church, an incredibly trans friendly church, at 5010 Little Falls Road, near Yorktown High School, in Arlington, Virginia.
Here is their description:
"This event is open to the public and being offered as a testament to our abundant and generous welcome. An hour of presentation by the panelists will be followed by an hour of questions and answers.
Gender identity affects us all. In large and small ways, we have been shaped by society’s expectations of how the two genders should behave. These expectations have evolved over the centuries and across different cultures.
The panel will present societal, psychological, biological and personal perspectives along the gender spectrum and on gender identity throughout the life cycle. The panel will feature three speakers:
Dr. Edgardo Menvielle, who directs one of the world’s few programs for gender-non-conforming youth at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. You can find a New York Times article on Dr. Menvielle’s work with transgender children by clicking here.
Dr. Leslie Rodnan, a physician who works with transgender adults at the Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington DC.
Ann Thompson Cook, author of And God Loves Each One: A Resource for Dialogue about Sexual Orientation, Made in God’s Image: A Resource for Dialogue about Gender Differences, and It’s Time for Trans: A Plea for Welcoming Movement, and co-director of Many Voices, an organization working to create a national movement for gay and transgender justice from within the black church.
We hope you can join us.
If you have questions, please email [masked].
Rock Springs Congregational Church
What does it mean to be an open and affirming congregation in practice? How is Rock Spring viewed in the community? How do we live into our commitment to marriage equality? What more should we be doing, besides keeping our doors open to all?
Rock Spring Congregational Church invites all people to share fully in our life together, in worship and service, in employment, in lay and professional leadership, and in affirmation of personal life passages, including ceremonies of holy marriage for all couples regardless of gender.
For our Open & Affirming statement, please click here.
If you want to know more about the process by which the community of Rock Spring explored, prayed, debated & voted on the new O & A statement, including sermons related to marriage equality, please click here.
Open & Affirming Standing Committee
The Open & Affirming Standing Committee considers these questions and explores ways in which Rock Spring can demonstrate its commitment to witness to full civil rights for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The committee is engaging in the following activities in 2013:
•Participation in Capital Pride 2013
•Education and outreach on transgender and gender identity
For more information about the work of the Open & Affirming Standing Committee or any of the events above, please email [masked].
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