Join the UU team of accomplices for trans people
Thank you for your interest in joining the team of Unitarian Universalists who are willing, able, and prepared to take concrete actions to support trans UUs when called upon, and be accountable to trans folks. Such actions could be everything from promoting calls for donations to having conversations / interventions with UUs who are causing harm to sending care packages to trans UUs in need. This team is being convened by TRUUsT. People of all genders welcome. Please email
Your phone number
If you are not from the USA or Canada, please enter your country
Your congregation(s), if any (no acronyms please)
Please share a little about your demographics (age, race, gender, ability, class, sexuality, etc.) in your own words.
Please note any privileges or power you have that you might be able to leverage in service of trans people.
What makes you want to join this team?
Please check all possible actions that you might be willing to do if called upon (knowing that we can't anticipate everything):
Donate money to support trans UUs
Call or meet with UUs who are causing harm to a trans UU and work with them and/or those in their congregation to stop their behavior
Provide support/accountability to parents or other loved ones of trans UUs who are struggling with fully accepting them
Engage on Facebook with anti-trans sentiments being posted by UUs or non-UUs, when called to do so
Serve as an active bystander at General Assembly and/or other UU gatherings, ready and able to intervene in transphobic situations
Temporarily house a trans person who is unhoused or needs to escape a transphobic living situation
On a scale of 1 to 5, how prepared do you feel to serve as an accomplice? (All are needed!)
1: MINIMUM: I don't feel confident in my abilities to do direct accomplice work, like helping people understand why they have to respect someone's use of “they/them” pronouns, or challenging anti-trans arguments about bathrooms, but I'm here to help however I can and I'm committed to learning more! 3: MEDIUM: I know a few trans people and I care about them a lot. I'm mostly confident in my ability to advocate for them, but I feel like there's still a lot I don't know. 5: MAXIMUM: I am in direct relationship with many trans people of a variety of identities, including many non-binary people, and I am very confident in my abilities to directly and articulately advocate for them with others. I would put my body on the line for trans people if called to do so.
Please check all that apply for you:
I'm a UUA-fellowshipped minister
I'm a DRE
I'm a music director
I'm a church administrator
I'm a UUA staff person
I serve on my congregation's board
I serve on some other leadership team in my congregation / region / nation
I'm the parent or grandparent of a trans child
I'm the spouse, sibling, or other close relative of a trans person
How long have you been a UU? Also, if you were raised in a different tradition, what is your religion of origin?
Which of the following would you be okay with?
We aren't quite sure yet how this team will take shape, but the coordinators are discussing it and your answers to this question will help us in our discernment.
Being added to a closed Facebook group for all UU accomplices to trans folks
Being added to a closed Facebook group for a particular subset of accomplices (e.g., ministers)
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
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