November 14-20 is Transgender Awareness Week leading up to the annual Day of Remembrance for those who have been victims of violence as transpeople.
Churches can help: a small town Minnesota church supports transwoman:
Dee Ellen Dressler lives life as a woman although born a man. Through the support of her family and church members, Dressler was able to make the transition.
When Dressler went to the courthouse to change her name she found support from church members.
"Some people of faith would say this is against god's will," Dressler said. "At the court house...the judge asked me questions. I had to have witnesses...and I looked behind me and the court was just filled friends and church members.
More information on Trans Awareness Week here
Transgender people speak about themselves here.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) has an article on suicide prevention - The Day of Remembrance tends to focus on victims of violence from other people, and suicides get forgotten. There are resources for supporting equality for transpeople at NCTE.
Day of Remembrance November 20, 2010 information is here
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Transgender look here
The Episcopal Transgender blog is here
One of the videos from TransPeopleSpeak below: