Here is a link to my recent Ted Talk that tells some of my story as a trans woman and offers a critical response to the vile Nashville Statement, recently endorsed by many evangelical leaders and churches:
Claire, thank you for giving your TED Talk. I wept as i listened to your story. I am a conservative, evangelical, liturgical, confessional Christian. I am a transsexual woman. I was a leader in my church. I taught adult Sunday School. I am not a nominal Christian. Like you, my pastor said that if I transitioned in my conservative Lutheran congregation, I would be a major disruption. I did not want to be a disruption and possibly see the congregation damaged. In November, I began attended churches to which I'd been invited by friends; churches which openly welcomed me, even if they learned I was transgender. I miss my church and my denomination. I mourn having to leave it. Thank you for sharing your story. It's good to know I am not alone in this. I'm most thankful to know that my salvation is not in the hands of the denomination from which I departed.