Sex, gender, and assumptions: “Usually” doesn’t mean “always.”

This morning I read an article about a breast cancer survivor who, in the wake of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” now finds herself being mistaken for a transgender woman—and treated therefore as less of a woman—because of her mastectomy. Her story reminds me of one of the big problems we humans often have when dealing … Read more…

“Why is a transgender person not considered to have a mental illness?”

The website Reddit has a popular section called “Explain Like I’m Five,” or ELI5. The idea is that people ask questions about things they want to understand better, and experts or other people who do understand the topic offer answers—not literally aimed at five-year-olds, but in simple, easy-to-understand language to help anyone grasp the concept. It’s … Read more…

A reader’s follow-up on yesterday’s transgender article

In response to my article yesterday on a Christian perspective on transgender people, perpetuallurkernazanin writes: My girlfriend wrote a synopsis of Bible verses and Christian denominational policies in support of trans people…please take a look, and share if you find it helpful! This is helpful, because I didn’t get into the Bible passages in my post … Read more…

A Christian perspective on transgender people.

dinosaur-ninja34 on Tumblr asks: Hey Justin I was wondering from a christian perspective what is your opinion on being transgender Thanks for the question! The answer could get complicated, though, because “transgender” is a broad term, and transgender Christians have many questions to consider about how they will live their lives. Since I’m not transgender, I … Read more…