Transgender Naming Ceremony

This naming ceremony was created by Laura Bogle, for a trans woman, but could easily be adapted for other trans folk. A full naming ceremony, fully welcoming the member into the community in her true identity.

We are called by the principles of our faith to embrace and affirm the inherent worth of dignity of all people. Some of us affirm quite simply that we are each made in the image of God. Others of us would say we are reflections of the awesome beauty and mystery of this earth and this universe. However we may personally articulate where that worth and dignity comes from, it is central to who we are as Unitarian Universalists. We take it seriously; it is one of the reasons our faith has long declared its solidarity with marginalized people, including transgender people.

Published by the Unitarian Universalist Association website. See full ceremony: http://www.uua.org/worship/words/ritual/transgender-re-naming-ceremony