Feeling RebloggyAs a "pew baby," [Terry] Hocker was in the family church every time the doors opened. But growing up, Hocker knew he was "a tomboy, for lack of a better word." The disconnection between that reality and a conservative faith seemed impossible to reconcile. The pain pushed the teenaged Hocker one day to pick out a busy intersection of Reading Road, to step step out into heavy traffic."I understood Leelah and what she wanted to do," Hocker said. "I wanted to send a message, too. Make a statement."But Hocker couldn't do it. "Does God love me? I thought so. I decided I was going to learn how to live with being trans, even though I didn't know that word then. I was going to live in the world."
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Sunday, June 7, 2015
TRANSGENDERED WITHOUT FAME AND FORTUNE: Four Talk Faith After The Suicide of LEELAH ALCORN
GOD DOESN'T CALL ON US TO JUDGE.
GOD CALLS ON US TO LOVE
- from the Cincinnati Enquirer