Faithful transition: Unitarian Universalists share stories of transgender individuals

Unitarian Universalists share stories of transgender individuals

Posted: May 23, 2015 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS w@NWAMICHAELW The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fayetteville on Saturday presented members of the LGBTQ community sharing stories of their faith. They included (left to right) Justine Morgan Turnage, vice president of of the Transgender Equality Network; Cathy Campbell, president of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of PFLAG; Raymond M. Sweet, national lead of Eagle, an LGBTQ employee resource group at Alcoa; the Rev. Gwen Fry, Episcopal priest; and Stephanie Mott, founder and executive director of Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project.

"The Unitarian Universalists have always been on the edge of social justice," said the Rev. Jim Parrish, who will be installed May 30 as the pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fayetteville. The Unitarian Universalists supported the fight for civil rights in the last century, with a large contingent marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C., Parrish said.

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