Although churches are becoming more accepting of transgender people, she said, it’s no easy task.
According to the 2015 US Transgender Survey, conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 39 percent of transgender people who have been in a faith community left because they were afraid of being rejected. One in five left because they actually were rejected, according to the survey.
Lloyd said many friends “have felt some type of discrimination from churches they attended or tried to attend.” She counts herself lucky not to have experienced discrimination.
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