new blog: I thought my struggle was confidential. I was wrong.

Nicole Lynn Tignor

Portland, Oregon

As a Christian transgender woman, I have many friends that invite me to their church under the assumption that their church is affirming and are surprised when they find out that their church or leadership is not very transparent in what they believe and the roles that they are willing to let me take on in their apparent affirming church. I would like to ask churches to be clear in their beliefs. I would love to be able to clearly tell my friends what their tithes and offerings are supporting. I would also like to help people like myself, those, that have been hurting and have thought about self-harm find a place that has a clear affirming belief where they may find safety and love in authenticity.