Cisgender and Transgender

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Most people are more familiar with the term transgender than with the term cisgender. The term transgender came first, adding the Latin prefix “trans-” (meaning, “across from” or “on the other side of”) to the word gender to indicate a person, whose gender identity or gender expression does not match their biological sex. Cisgender was coined as a complementary term from the Latin prefix cis-, (meaning “on this side of”), indicating a person, whose gender identity and gender … [Read more...]

Building the Beloved Community: Anti-racism and Multiculturalism in a Local Congregation

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Blackmail, blacklist, black mark. Black Monday, black mood, black-hearted. Black plague, black mass, black market Good guys wear white, bad guys wear black. We fear black cats, and the Dark Continent. But it's okay to tell a white lie, lily-white hands are coveted, it's great to be pure as the driven snow. Angels and brides wear white. Devil's food cake is chocolate; angel's food cake is white! We shape language and we are shaped by it. In our culture, white is esteemed. It is heavenly, … [Read more...]


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