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Una Nowling to Speak on “Trans 101” at Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ

Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ
Hello everyone,

I will be speaking about the basics of the transgender experience, along with giving a transgender history lesson, at 7:00 pm, August 19th, 2015. The venue will be the Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ, which is located at 205 W 65th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64113 (there is a map link below). Anyone who wishes to come and hear a little bit of “Trans 101” is welcome!

The electronic flyer put out by the Church reads as follows:

Trans 101 with Una Nowling
August 19th at 7 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about the transgender community and how to be an ally to transgender individuals? If so, you are invited to an evening with Una Nowling on Wednesday, August 19th at 7 pm!

Una Nowling will share her own story and also speak about issues affecting the transgender community. Una is a transgender activist, researcher and historian who mentors local transgender folks, especially throughout the coming out process. She is the hostess of “Trans Talk” on KKFI. She also spends her time working on Transas City, a non-profit educational website and blog for the transgender community in Kansas City. This is an important educational opportunity for our church as we continue to evolve in our understanding and celebration of the LGBTQ community.

Please contact Bethany at bethany@cccucc.com for more details.

Transgender Arkansas Episcopal Priest Severed from her Church

The Episcopal Church received many accolades over the last couple of years for reputedly being welcoming and non-discriminatory towards LGBT persons. However, this incident outlines what clearly seems to be at best a “difference in interpretation,” and at worst outright religious gender discrimination.

I’ll let the story tell itself, but basically a transgender priest was “severed” (meaning “fired”) from her church for coming out to her congregation as transgender. The bishop, claiming that the acceptance policy of the Episcopal faith somehow didn’t apply in this circumstance, severed the priest from the church, in a letter which misgendered her at the same time.

Transgender Arkansas Episcopal Priest Severed from her Church.