IntegrityUSA announces the release of a new video featuring transgender laity and clergy of The Episcopal Church. The video will be sent to all Deputies and Bishops to prepare and educate them on the issues facing transgender persons and legislation at General Convention.
Integrity USA announces the completion of principal photography on “Out of the Box” – another groundbreaking documentary in the award winning Voices of Witness series. “‘Out of the Box’” puts the “T” in LGBT by celebrating the work and witness of the transgender community,” said Louise Brooks, Integrity’s Communication Director and the Executive Producer of the project.
“This documentary film is a resource for both teaching and transformation," said Brooks. "It is Integrity's gift to the Episcopal Church and will be accompanied by a study guide designed to equip and inform opinion leaders and decision makers as we prepare for General Convention 2012.” The filming, which culminated this weekend in Stockton, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin, at a historic ordination of a transgender woman to the diaconate, now heads into the editing process.
[Brooks notes:] "It was clear in Anaheim that to continue to advance non-discriminatory and inclusive resolutions much more education was needed to be done on the issues of gender identity and gender expression."
... “Gender identity and gender expression are issues that can easily be misunderstood and cannot be wrapped up in a neat little box. So our goal with “Out of the Box” is to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. We have been blessed by a truly amazing cloud of witnesses who shared their stories and their lives with us. It has been a privilege to work with them to take this project from a dream to a reality. “Out of the Box” takes us one step closer toward Integrity's goal at General Convention this summer: 'Claiming the Promise: Making All Mean All!' ”