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Chris Paige is an OtherWise-identified organizer, serving as executive director of Transfaith, a national non-profit led by transgender people and focused on issues of faith and spirituality. Transfaith works closely with many allied organizations, both secular and religious, transgender-led and otherwise, to equip and cultivate diverse expressions of gender-affirming spiritual vitality.

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Nov 15, 2017

“Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day for stories to be told and scripts to be rewritten. It’s a chance to reach out and come together against the dehumanizing violence that haunts our communities. Love is a call as well as a response, but most of all love is an action.”  -Angelica Ross

Aug 25, 2017

Last week Wade Davis offered this invitation to white Americans in response to what happened in Charlottesville:

This grand display of domestic terrorism offers America yet another opportunity to confront white supremacy, not just white supremacists. And only self-identified white liberals and progressives are the individuals who should answer the call.

Nov 15, 2016

I am sick of Transgender Awareness.

November is a month that has become riddled with our religious allies checking off the box for transgender "issues"—often with a special service that turns the death of transgender women of color into a sort of morbid pageant.

Apr 27, 2015

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect Caitlyn Jenner's name and pronouns (September 30, 2015)

Apr 16, 2015

An interview with Chris Paige about Transfaith’s newest resource, the Transfaith Memorial Garden.

Nov 08, 2013

Each year, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is observed around November 20. The event, which has continued annually since a 1999 candlelight vigil for Rita Hester, is set aside to remember those lost to anti-transgender violence in the last year. 

Oct 24, 2013

My feelings about “allies” to the transgender community are complicated. Sometimes this "ally" concept seems really powerful to me, and other times, it just seems like another shallow label.

Sometimes the way we talk about "allies" feels insightful and important. Sometimes our language feels rigid and inadequate.

In transgender communities, allies are very important—hugely important.

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