Through The Wild Reed's "Signs and Wonders" series I share my hope and belief that God's transforming love can and does break through into the world via the actions of humans – humans mindful and responsive to this love both in the depths of their being and in all aspects of creation.
Today's installment of "Signs and Wonders" highlights and celebrates the parents in Brisbane, Australia who recently took out the following birth 'retraction' in their local newspaper so as to support their transgender son. What inspiring parents! (Now if we could just have such inspiring signs and wonders relating to transgender youth manifested here in Minnesota.)
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Lisa Leff on Five Things to Know About Transgender People
• Putting a Human Face on the 'T' of 'GLBT'
• Shannon Kearns' Transgender Day of Remembrance Message: "We Are Beloved Children of the Universe"
• Living Lives of Principle
• We Three . . . Queens
Updates and Related Off-site Links:
Minnesota High School League Overwhelmingly Approves New Transgender Athlete Policy – David La Vaque (Star Tribune, December 4, 2014).
Trust Me. Transgender Athlete Fears Unfounded – Peggy Brenden (Star Tribune, December 2, 2014).
Anti-LGBT Group Takes out Anti-transgender Ads in Papers Statewide – Andy Birkey (The Colu.mn, December 1, 2014).
Newspapers Across Minnesota Run Another Anti-Transgender Ad – Ben Johnson (City Pages, December 1, 2014).
Child Protection League Action Uses Stock Photo of Lesbian Novel in Anti-LGBT Ad – Claire-Renee Kohner (The Colu.mn, December 1, 2014).
Transgender Issues Are More Complicated Than Some Christians Portray – Jonathan Merritt (Religion News Service, August 19, 2013).
Majority of American Catholics Support Transgender Rights – Jamie Manson (National Catholic Reporter, November 11, 2011).
Transgender Bible Heroes and Sheroes – Peterson Toscano (Peterson Toscano's A Musing, February 13, 2008).
Sub Secretum – Jacqueline White (The Progressive Catholic Voice, January 19, 2009).