In reflection on Palm Sunday, which is approaching this weekend, the historian Benedicta Ward has written,“We have to come to the place where we know who we are. This feast affirms the goodness of creation: to be who you are” (In the Company of Christ, 26). We who are trans and non-binary, we who accompany our trans and nb beloveds, have traveled far and discerned carefully: we know who we are. We make our way forward together, in pilgrimage. Ward’s description of our living tradition truly resonates: we are “a crowd of friends” in a great “procession of love” (24).
On this Trans Day of Visibility, here is a prayerful invitation: join us in that procession. Celebrate all that God has done, is doing, and will do in and through non-binary and trans people in this world. Stand with and by us. Walk with us. We are in this together.