Religion and Trans Lives Video Presentations
Sex and (Trans)Gender in Iran
Iran is often portrayed in American media as a conservative society on issues of gender and sexuality. Yet, sex reassignment surgery is legal in Iran, with support both from several high-ranking Muslim clerics and the state itself. This evening's speakers will describe and discuss this fascinating state of affairs from historical and ethnographic perspectives.
Trans Lives in American Jewish Contexts
While many outside of the Jewish community know little about how conversations about trans lives and rights have advanced within it, trans people and issues have gained increased visibility in recent years among American Jewish communities. This visibility has prompted many new questions and creative responses, as Jewish scholars and communities work to envision what Judaism might look like in a post-binary world, and to apply ancient traditions in new ways.
Trans Lives in American Christian Contexts
Public debates about transgender issues and rights evoke an intersection of religion and politics. There is an increasingly lively conversation about these issues within the Christian church itself, where trans Christians are becoming more visible in pews, in pulpits, and in theological discourse.