Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Popular American rhetoric around religion and LGBTQ issues puts the two at odds. The Bible has been the center of many debates over sexuality, gender identity, and faith. However, very few conversations have included or revolved around the authentic experiences of LGBTQ people of faith. Nine participants from various Protestant backgrounds shared their narratives with me and spoke on issues of gender and faith. This report is an in-depth summary of a short oral history project of transgender clergy (as well as candidates for ordination or exemplary church members).
Bates, Jae, "(Trans)cribing History: The Oral Histories of Transgender Clergy in America" (2016). Summer Research. 266.
University of Puget Sound