United Methodist minister and transgender advocate David Weekley was honored with the Northwest Gender Alliance’s inaugural “Man of the Year” award, in recognition of the outstanding contributions made to Portland’s transgender community by Trans-Masculine individuals.
Deborah Weekley shares her story as a part of Transgender Awareness Week about her life and relationship with her husband, the Rev. David Weekley.
This week is Transgender Awareness Week and to mark the occasion, GLAAD’s Religion, Faith, and Values Program wants to highlight the achievements of a few trans faith leaders who have helped make their traditions more open and welcoming spaces for all people.
The United Methodist Church, the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States, is the latest denomination to address the inclusion of LGBT people in the life of the church.