Transgender. Christian. Human. (2019)
Author(s): Alex Clare-Young
Amazon UK: Transgender. Christian. Human.
Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming
Genre(s): Memoir/autobiography and Spirituality
Topic(s): Gender identity, Intersex people, Journeys towards acceptance, Spirituality, and Transgender people
Especially suitable for: People of non-binary or fluid gender and Transgender people
Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church, says:
“Transgender. Christian. Human. is the story of my life as a transgender child and adult. Trans is an imperfect label but labels are, to some extent, necessary – especially when we choose them for ourselves. For me, being trans means moving towards a gender that varies from my sex assigned at birth. It also means moving between genders and critiquing the rigidity of gendered systems.
“Parts of this book are incredibly sad. Others are full of joy. Some are even pretty funny. I hope that the result is an honest and authentic reflection of being transgender, Christian and human. I have included resources and activities at the end of each chapter to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject. I hope the book helps you to understand yourself and your friends, colleagues and family a little better – and that it acts as a mirror to reflect a different way of being.”
“In Transgender. Christian. Human. Alex Clare-Young achieves that rare thing: making space for a reader to encounter a story which is both intimate and theologically potent. This book is not only timely and necessary, it is potentially life-saving. Clare-Young’s voice is wise, generous and fresh. A must-read for anyone interested in the intersections between faith, gender and the possibility of hope.” — Rachel Mann
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