Gender Justice Teach-In Series, Part 2:
Theology of Trans Inclusion

What we learned:

In this training, we dive into the rich Biblical foundation for trans inclusion and explore how churches have successfully made worship more welcoming. Participants will walk away with tools and tactics to make their church spaces more intentionally inclusive of trans identities.  

Series Trainer: Alex Patchin McNeill

Alex Patchin McNeill is the executive director of More Light Presbyterians and is the first openly transgender person to head a mainline Protestant organization. He is a life-long Presbyterian, and a nationally known educator and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Christians. He played key roles organizing faith communities for the passage of Amendment 10A in the PC(USA), and for marriage equality legislation in Maryland. McNeill has also campaigned for ballot measures and legislation to promote LGBTQ rights. His journey to ordination is currently being chronicled in the documentary, Out of Order. Alex holds a Master’s of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Asheville, NC with his wife and three dogs. 

Powerpoint Slides

Check out Parts 1 and 3 of the Gender Justice Series below!

Part 1 – What we learned:

  • A vocabulary for welcome
  • fresh ways to discuss gender identity and sexual orientation that look for commonalities, rather than categories


Part 3 – What we learned:

  • a survey of opportunities for action in the current legislative landscape offers faith-led advocates
  • beyond national and state-level action, participants will also learn how to implement proactive policies and programs in their home churches