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Sunday, October 2 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Belief and Belonging: Faith and Transgender Inclusion

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This panel will explore faith communities and transgender inclusion. Panelists of different religious communities will discuss their experiences of embracing their trans and religious identities along with suggestions for families struggling with reconciling trans identity with their beliefs. This panel will also explore recommendations for increasing trans inclusion within faith communities. 

Speakers
avatar for Ella Baker

Ella Baker

Ella Baker is a Korean-American transgender activist and educator. She is the founding director of Pathways Early College Academy and her work has appeared in Autostraddle and The Toast. She is an active Episcopalian and helped launch the first Trans Day of Remembrance service at... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Nicole Garcia

Rev. Nicole Garcia

Faith Work Director, National LGBTQ Task Force
Nicole M. Garcia (she/her) identifies as a queer transgender Latina. Nicole earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from CU Denver and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. Nicole earned a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul MN and... Read More →
avatar for Sorrel Hester (they/them)

Sorrel Hester (they/them)

Candler School of Theology at Emory University
Sorrel Virginia Hester (they/them) is a nonbinary Panamanian-American poet and student living in the U.S. American South. Sorrel is a Christian undergoing denominational transition and is currently attending Candler School of Theology to pursue their Master of Divinity with a focus... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi Micah Buck Yael

Rabbi Micah Buck Yael

Director of Education & Training, Keshet
Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/they) is Keshet's Director of Education & Training, where he supports organizations across the spectrum of Jewish life to build communities in which LGBTQ+ Jews and our families can thrive. Prior to his work with Keshet, Micah served as Coordinator of Community... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2022 11:15am - 12:30pm PDT