My faith journey: A welcoming church for a transgender woman

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In 1997, Mary Ann Horton, an assisting minister of First Lutheran Church in San Diego, persuaded Lucent Technologies to become the first Fortune 500 company to add transgender-inclusive language to its nondiscrimination policy.

I am a transgender woman. I’m also a person of faith—an active member of and leader in my ELCA congregation. I’m sure the Lord guided my journey toward becoming a woman, an activist and an author. My mother named me Mark, and for nine years I acted the role of a boy. Then I discovered […]

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