Intersex and Faith

Intersex and Faith was founded by Lianne Simon and Megan DeFranza. Lianne is intersex (see her story in this video). She has long been an advocate and educator. She is the author of two novels that include intersex characters: Confessions of a Teenage Hermaprodite and A Proper Young Lady, Megan is a scholar who wrote the book Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God.

Lianne and Megan created Intersex and Faith because there were no theological resources for those who are intersex, as well as for those who want to understand what it means to be made in the image of God with all its complexity. Their mission is: “Working together to support, advocate with, and educate others about intersex people to help faith communities welcome those born outside the male/female binary.”

One of the projects they are currently working on is a documentary called Stories of Intersex and Faith. It features stories of five intersex people. Watch the trailer:

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Queerology Podcasts

Queerology was started by Matthias Roberts to help “LGBTQ people of faith understand they’re not alone so they can live confident and fulfilling lives.” The site features podcasts interviews of LGBTQ people of faith. Matthias also blogs and has a video channel on YouTube. He earned a Master’s degree in Theology and Culture and is currently completing a second Master’s in Counseling Psychology. In the video below, he talks about Brené Brown and the reality that we will sometimes make people uncomfortable.