About the TDOV graphic:
Mr. Barb Greve, M.Div., MCRE, is one of the founders of TRUUsT. He currently serves as Co-Moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association, building on a lifetime of service to Unitarian Universalism in volunteer leadership roles, as well as his work as a lifespan religious education director/consultant in many UU congregations.
A Prayer for Trans* Day of Visibility
Blessed are the trailblazers,
who brought us this far,
and are still trailblazing…
Blessed are the drag queens and kings,
who remind us to not take life too seriously.
Blessed are the gender benders, non-binary,
gender fluid, and third-gender folk, those
who challenge us to reframe our gender paradigm.
Blessed are the young ones,
who present fearlessly from the start.
Blessed are their parents,
who make space for freedom,
and love their children fiercely.
Blessed are the siblings and relatives,
who educate, support, and love us as we are.
Blessed are the gender queer youth,
who are struggling and persist.
Blessed are the 90-year olds just coming out,
and those who have been out decades.
Blessed are those whose lives were cut too short,
may their stories live on through us.
Blessed are the survivors,
may they keep on living.
Blessed are the allies,
learning to be accomplices.
Blessed are those gathered here today,
May we all commit to continue showing up,
fighting for justice,
celebrating all the genders in life.
Originally posted on TransUU.org
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Prayers from TrUUst
Transgender Religious professional Unitarian Universalists Together was created to support Unitarian Universalist trans+ religious professionals, advocate for each other and our ministries, and transform Unitarian Universalism and our world. See prayers from TrUUst at the link.
Check out native Houstonian, GLAAD award winning blogger, writer, and award winning trans human rights advocate, Monica Robert's work on her blog, TransGriot.
Sermons from Rev. Theresa Soto
Rev. Theresa I. Soto a nonbinary community minister in Ashland, Oregon has posted a collection of Theresa's sermons and homilies on Theresa's website.
Reading from Enfleshed
Rev. M Barclay writes a prayer for TDOV as part of the greater Liturgy Library.