Stephanie Mott

Not Bathroom Bills – Crimes Against Humanity

StephanieMottBy Stephanie Mott

It is not surprising, in a nation undeniably known for its proliferation in setting up systems to dehumanize and disadvantage sectors of its own population, some of the people charged with protecting all of our citizens have escalated the attack on transgender Americans. It is, however, extraordinarily sad.

There are many worrisome words being thrown out to the winds of wickedness, but they are not the words of transgender and gender non-conforming Americans. They are the words of people who have elevated themselves into positions of jurisdiction and judgement about love and life. It seems these people believe people who are TGNC don’t have the right to exist.

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What it Means to be TGNC

StephanieMottBy Stephanie Mott

In many of my more than 400 public presentations about being transgender, I have borrowed an old, but relevant, statement – If you ask 100 transgender people what it means to be transgender, you will get 103 different answers. This is because by the time you get 100 transgender people to answer the question, three of us have changed our minds.

Not to say transgender people are any more unable to make up our minds than anyone else. It speaks to the elusive nature of the question. What does it mean to be TGNC (Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming)?

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Transgender in Right Relationship With God

StephanieMottBy Stephanie Mott

We hear a never-ending, truth-denying, agenda-pursuing chorus of how people should be in right relationship with God. There are at least as many opinions about what that means as there are people saying it should be.

The majority of those opinions seem to focus on who should love whom and what gender we should understand ourselves to be. The opinions, of course, come with a caveat – claiming knowledge for all people of the only appropriate answers to these questions. The answers, of course, have no true relationship to being in right relationship with anything – other than perhaps oppression and fear.

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Trans Youth: Protecting the Persecuted from the Powerful and Privileged

StephanieMottBy Stephanie Mott

“Oh my God”, said the world, to the idea that children are in danger. “We must do something!”, sounded the alarm to take up immediate action, making certain people are protected. Then someone said, “Nothing in this hand.” And people were suddenly unable to see the cruel and horrifying truth that was happening before their eyes.

Conversations and concerns were struck up all over the country about how to protect ourselves from the dangers of people who have the audacity of authenticity. Young transgender human beings who dare to embrace themselves for who they truly are.

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