During the weekend of March 24-26, 2017, more than 150 faith communities throughout the country observed a National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice. Originally planned the weekend before the Supreme Court was to observe Gavin Grimm's case, when the Court remanded his case, faith communities chose not to wait on the Court to take action. The current environment of intolerance toward transgender people, implicitly condoned by the top levels of government, is having direct impacts on transgender communities. Transgender women of color are paying for it with their lives. Transgender students are being denied access to basic facilities. All while state legislators across the country are filing harmful anti-transgender bills. People of faith will chose not be silent, instead joining together to pray and act for transgender justice.
About the National Weekend of Prayer
Media Coverage of the National Weekend of Prayer
The National Weekend of Prayer for Transgender Justice was a collaborative created by the Religious Institute in collaboration with the Transforming Hearts Collective, a trans- and queer-led, faith-rooted collective that resources people of all sexualities, gender identities, races, classes, abilities, ages, sizes, and spiritualities for the work of collective liberation and culture shift. We were proud to be joined by co-sponsoring organizations dedicated to promoting transgender justice in faith communities and society.