Being Transgender and Christian
Can one be transgender and be a faithful follower of Christ? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” from transgender individuals who have walked the path to reconcile their gender identity with the Christian faith. Singapore has predominantly conservative Christian churches and social values. While transphobia against transgender individuals has been reduced amongst the younger generation, many disenfranchised transgender Christians have left the faith because of a lack of spiritual support – or outright hostility – when they come to understand and express their gender identity.
The following is written by transgender Christians from the Free Community Church (Singapore), in hope of helping other transgender Christians strengthen their Christian faith and provide cisgender Christians with better understanding.