5 trans Catholics on the Vatican’s rejection of their gender identity
When Colleen Fay of Mount Rainier, Maryland, came out as transgender 12 years ago to her parish music director, she was fired from her position on the choir. She later described feeling like she was in “doctrinal limbo” because there is no universal teaching on gender from the church.
“I’m hurt by the Catholic Church every single day,” she said. “They want me and they don’t want me.”