Works Cited and Extra Resources
Conner, Randy P., David Hatfield, and Mariya Sparks. Cassel's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit. London: Cassel Press (1997).
Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston: Beacon Press (1996).
Harke, Austen. Transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press (2018).
Johnson, Julie Ann. By the Grace of God: Lee Frances Heller and Friends. Wheaton, Illinois: SSP Publications (2001). Read here.
Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey. Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press (2001).
Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey, and Vanessa Sheridan. Transgender Journeys. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press (2003).
Tanis, Justin. Transgendered: Theology, Ministry, and Communities of Faith. Eugene, Oregon: WIPF & Stock (2003).
Buff, Mac. "Princess Dresses and Radical Possibilities."
Cherry, Kittredge. QSpirit, various articles.
Freidson, Sarah. "More Than Just Male and Female: the Six Genders in Ancient Jewish Thought."
Garcia, Nicole M. "Finding Faith in Jesus as a Transgender Christian."
Gerig, Bruce L. "Jesus the Intersexual."
Gross, Sally. "Intersexuality and Scripture."
Hartke, Austen. Transgender and Christian.
J Mase III. "Josephine."
Morton, B.P. "Queer Bible Stories: The Backstory of the Upper Room."
Out in Scripture.
Pruden, Harlan, and Se-ah-dom Edmo. "Two-Spirit People: Sex, Gender & Sexuality in Historic and Contemporary Native America."
Roscoe, Will. "Sexual and Gender Diversity in Native America and the Pacific Islands."
Toscano, Peterson. "Eunuch-Inclusive Esther."
Toscano, Peterson. "Transfigurations: the Movie."
Warren, Patricia Nell. "Was Joan of Arc Genetically Male?"
For even more books, twitters, websites, podcasts, and videos by and for trans Christians than what is listed here, I highly recommend Austen Hartke's resources page!
Below is a list of trans and nonbinary Christians today, with links to where you can go to read their writings and listen to them speak for themselves.
Avery Smith (that's me!): a nonbinary writer in their last year of seminary; you can see their posts on queerlychristian here and on a-queer-seminarian here; and purchase their book of poetry here. They've also just begun a podcast that interviews trans and nonbinary people of faith, "Blessed Are the Binary Breakers," which can be found on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and various other podcast outlets.
Lynn Young: a Lakota two-spirit seminarian; Twitter is here.
Nicole M. Garcia: works in the Lutheran Church and as a counselor; her Twitter is here.
Sr. Minister Carmarion D. Anderson: an anointed minister, educator, and drummer-musician; she writes for transsaints here.
Rev. Dr. Jo Inkpin: the first openly Australian transgender priest to have transitioned and held on to her role and standing in the Anglican Church in Australia. She and her wife share their thoughts and sermons on Pen and Ink Reflections; and Rev. Inkpin also runs Transspirit.org, a beautiful resource for trans and gender nonconforming Christians.
Tell me if there are more books, sites, podcasts, or people I should include here!