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Bishop Eaton issues statement on anti-transgender legislation - March 20, 2023

Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, has issued a statement on anti-LGBTQIA+ bills that have recently been introduced in the United States. “​As we approach March 31, many people are preparing to recognize Transgender Day of Visibility, an international day to celebrate the contributions of transgender people and raise awareness about the deadly […]

Gender justice in the Bible - August 27, 2019

Katey Zeh thought she knew the stories in Scripture—and she did, but mainly those about men. When she started combing through the Bible looking specifically for women, named or unnamed, everything changed. Her new book Women Rise Up: Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution (FAR Press) is partially the result of that exploration. Not […]

ELCA on gender identity discrimination - August 25, 2017

With Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the ELCA issued the following statement on gender identity discrimination: In light of recent public events and conversation, it is important to remember the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) rejects all forms of hatred or discrimination. This includes employment discrimination against the transgender community, as stated in “Gender Identity […]

Mary Ann Horton


Mary Ann Horton is a transgender activist, author, internet pioneer, computer architect and assisting minister of First Lutheran Church of San Diego.

Take a sip - March 3, 2023

About a decade ago the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. introduced a digital advertising campaign known as “The AHH Effect,” focusing on this global brand and the response drinkers should have when taking a sip: an audible “ahh.” That “ahh” was employed as a sound effect for games where Coke bubbles were moved around or ice cubes […]

Beyond all logic and reason - February 17, 2023

The transfiguration is one of my favorite magical Bible stories. It makes me think of some of the best Disney transformation moments. I can just see that bright shining face, that dazzling white robe and Jesus floating above the mountain with Ariel singing of that moment she got her legs. Or maybe it was more […]

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