June 29, 2014
The Pride Mass


The second reading for Pride Sunday is from an interview of Laverne Cox by Katie Couric —

“The preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people. And then we don’t get to really deal with the real lived experiences. The reality of trans people’s lives is that so often we are targets of violence. We experience discrimination disproportionately to the rest of the community. Our unemployment rate is twice the national average; if you are a trans person of color, that rate is four times the national average. The homicide rate is highest among trans women. If we focus on transition, we don’t actually get to talk about those things.”

Bible References

  • Jeremiah 28:5 - 9
  • Matthew 10:40 - 42