Resources for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Service 20 November 2017


Transgender people are people whose gender identity does not fully correspond to that expected by their biological sex. This is an umbrella term which can be expressed in different ways. Transsexuals can be regarded as transgender people who completely identify with the gender which is opposite to that which is expected by their biological sex. Gender reassignment is often urgently sought. However it should be noted that gender reassignment is not considered to be change in gender identity: instead it is regarded as an action required to correct a biological mistake. As it is a search for identity, no other behavioural implications are involved.


Gender and sexual variant people are fellow travellers in their interaction with societies, and the same conflict dynamics occur. However being transgender is not an indication of sexual orientation. As wide a range of sexual orientations are found amongst transgender people as those which are found in society at large.




Liturgy for 2017: Gilchrist, Susan. (2017): "Reflection and Intercessions or Meditation the 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance": SuH1108m-ReflectionsAndMeditationTransgenderDayOfRemembrance.pdf


Service from 2016: Gilchrist, Susan. (2016): "Liturgy for a Transgender Day of Remembrance": SuH1108g-TransgenderDayOfRemembranceLiturgy.pdf 


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Commentary for 2017: Gilchrist, Susan. (2017): "Hearing without Listening: The Eunuch and the Christian Church":



Transgender People who were murdered or committeed suicide in 2016/2017: SuH1108w-TransgenderDeaths2017.pdf  







Sections of the services and liturgies are available separately in these documents



Reflection: Gilchrist, Susan. (2017): "Let us be Our Selves”: SuH1108a-Reflection-LetUsbeOurSelves.pdf


Meditation: Gilchrist, Susan. (2017): " Meditation: On the Prayer of St Francis": SuH1108d-MeditationTransgenderDayofRemembrance.pdf


 Intercessions: Gilchrist, Susan. (2017): " Intercessions for a Transgender Day of Remembrance”: SuH1108e-IntercessionsForATransgenderDayOfRemembrance.pdf


Compendium: Gilchrist, Susan. (2017): "Resources for the Transgender Day of Remembrance: November 20th 2017":



Thwse resources uses the terms transgender and transsexual because of their common use. More precise definitions are often advocated by transgender people.



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Susan Gilchrist 11 October 2016