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I found your site while poking around Affirmations website. I’m am delighted to know a site such as this exists. I am an ex-mormon and a transgender man. I am just writing to inform you that the term “transgender” is preferred to the term “transgendered”, which is in the subtitle of your website.
From GLADD’s media reference guide:
TRANSGENDER TERMS TO AVOID
Problematic: “transgenders,” “a transgender”
Preferred: “transgender people,” “a transgender person”
Transgender should be used as an adjective, not as a noun. Do not say, “Tony is a transgender,” or “The parade included many transgenders.” Instead say, “Tony is a transgender man,” or “The parade included many transgender people.”
The adjective transgender should never have an extraneous “-ed” tacked onto the end. An “-ed” suffix adds unnecessary length to the word and can cause tense confusion and grammatical errors. For example, it is grammatically incorrect to turn transgender into a participle, as it is an adjective, not a verb, and only verbs can be used as participles by adding an “-ed” suffix.
Would you be willing to change the term from transgendered to transgender?
Thanks for your consideration.
I’m Chris Lilly, a TV Writer/Producer (From Utah, grew up LDS) in Los Angeles. I saw you are connected to the Supportive Straight Spouse group and I’m wondering if you can help me out.
I’m crowd funding a family comedy/drama TV pilot called “Just Us Guys” which is about a gay dad who has a best friend relationship with his straight son.
Would you be so kind as help spread the word and post on Facebook, Twitter, or send an email to your subscribers/contacts? We only have 2 weeks left!
Here is the link and I hope that you will take a look at it.
The more funds that come in, the better the production will be.
Together as a community we can make this happen.
Thank you for your time.
I am willing to submit my story and be interviewed. So far I have 4000 facebook followers and they would love to hear you interview me…Loved the Tom Philips interview. I am a BYU Graduate in MSW and very well informed. I left the church 12 years ago.
Hi, Gay Mormon Stories,
I am a Seattle author who sought out addiction stories via Craigslist and found Kimball Allen, a gay ex-Mormon ex-felon with an incredible story. After a traumatic event in his childhood, Kinball began abusing alcohol to cope with the pain, but as he grew up, his addictions spiraled and proliferated. I documented his story in a video series shot in Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park along with home-made accompanying music.
Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ru-M5wgzcM
And here is the link to his website: http://www.secretsofagaymormonfelon.com
Let me know what you think!
I believe this is going to be a great website! I heard the Carol Lynn Pearson’s interview of the hero’s journey. I know that you have just started but (here is that infamous but!) it would be great to have others besides Gay men. I hope this will have those who are TG, Bi, Lesbians and others who are actively working in the LGBTQA. Again thanks for starting this. I hope you have other great speakers….
I would love to be interview. I am a TG who lives outside of Utah and it might be great hearing from others outside of Utah.
Thank you for this podcast. As a gay man who grew up in the church these stories are inspiring. I have a partner and an adopted daughter and these stories have helped family and friends have a better understanding of us. Hopefully they will inspire many others. Keep up the great work.
Is Gay Mormon Stories going to continue on? I hope so. It seems that all has been very quiet for several months. Just curious… Thanks!
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