Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy


My Church Celebrated my Transgender Daughter

God loves everyone without exceptions

I’m using the word “queer” interchangeably with the acronym LGBTQ+ because many of us who are in this demographic prefer the term queer over the designation LGBTQ+. This is the term my family and I have embraced to describe ourselves. The word used to be a slur against



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MaryClare StFrancis, M.A.

She/her. I write memoirs, feature articles, essays, poetry, and more. I aim to humanize troubled people through my own stories.