November 20th marks Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience. We mourn the staggering loss and celebrate the courage of transgender life, all in the face of discrimination and violence. Faith communities can serve as social support, and we also see religiously motivated proposed and enacted legislation to either ban or limit gender affirming care.
Tanenbaum’s Conscientious Care conversation Religion v. LGBTQ+ Patient Care: A False Narrative explores this complex dynamic and suggests ways religion and spirituality can contribute to the transgender community’s health and well-being.
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