The Gospel of Candy Darling

A transgender story is a spiritual story

church you might not hear too many transgender stories. Christian history does tend to erase them.

I pick up the published journal of a legendary performer in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and what do I find? β€œI ask for spiritual enlightenment,” she writes. Or jotting:

β€œask holy spirit to breath into you
Do what you can because there are many things that need doing.
Mission from…