Christian LGBT group releases transgender documentary

USA non-profit releases sensitive and educational video on transgenderism

Christian LGBT group releases transgender documentary
04 June 2012

A new YouTube released documentary has gained applause for its sensitive and educational portrayal of transgender people.

Voices of Witness: Out of the Box was made by Integrity USA, an LGBT Christian (Episcopalian) organization and features interviews with transgender men and women, Christian bishops and a clinical psychologist.

‘Gender identity and gender expression are issues that can easily be misunderstood and cannot be wrapped up in a neat little box,’ said Louise Brooks, Integrity USA’s communications director. ‘So the goal of Out of the Box was to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.’

The 26-minute documentary includes an interview with clinical psychologist James Walton and Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first openly gay priest to be ordained bishop.

‘What previous generations understood as givens about gender identity has has increasingly become a complex continuum,’ says Walton in the video, as he explains the difference between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

‘I think God would want us to be talking about this even though it makes us uncomfortable and even though it calls us into unchartered territory,’ Bishop Robinson says.

‘It’s time that we understood the truth being brought to us by the transgender community and we owe it to them, we owe it to ourselves and we owe it to God to explore that truth.’

Watch the video here:



No thumbnail available

Police detain Moscow activists after IDAHOT flashmob

'It's tough, members of the LGBT community face lots of discrimination in their lives, at work, at school... people are faced with violence in the streets'
No thumbnail available

Equal marriage will send a clear signal to society

As the UK government confirms plans for gay marriage equality in England and Wales, Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says it will gradually improve society
No thumbnail available

Rise of the idyllic 1950’s family home in South London

Sponsored editorial: New properties from Bellway Homes in Wandsworth, London are perfect for families with children
No thumbnail available

Republican mayor spent city money in gay adult store

Mayor comes out after receipts show he spent money in gay adult store
No thumbnail available

Sir Ian McKellen and Harry Styles couldn’t be cuter

The legendary actor and the pop star cuddle up together on the Graham Norton Show
No thumbnail available

Leaflets posted through UK doors calling for gays to be killed: But what is going on?

Is a religious extremist group deliberately targeting LGBTI pride celebrations in the hope of inciting hatred and violence?
No thumbnail available

Swiss take baby step to same-sex couples' adoption rights

Switzerland’s National Council backs rights for gay couples to adopt ­– but only their partners’ pre-existing children after parliamentarians argue it ‘goes against nature’
No thumbnail available

What makes a gay comic book a smash hit in the Philippines?

The writer of the Philippines’ most successful gay comic book speaks to Gay Star News
No thumbnail available

Ellen DeGeneres praises Good Morning America's Robin Roberts for joining her in being out

'It's wonderful to have somebody who's had the courage and strength to do it and to be another face'
No thumbnail available