As part of Transgender Awareness Week 2012, GLAAD.org published a guest blog post written by Deborah Weekley, wife of Reverend David Weekley. In Being the Spouse of a Trans Clergy Man, Deborah shares her thoughts, hopes and concerns about a subject that is rarely written about, yet important in our quest to educate the general public and build awareness of the presence and needs of transgender/transsexual people within society.
Click here to read Being the Spouse of a Trans Clergy Man.
About Deborah: Deborah Weekley is a mother of 5 children and grandmother of 6. Deborah is a licensed massage therapist, providing safe space for LGTBQ persons, especially transgender persons, seeking personal healing through bodywork. Her hobbies include bead art, paper art and spiritual drumming. Deborah is also the spouse of Rev. David Weekley, one of two openly transgender clergy serving the United Methodist Church. She has recently contributed to a forthcoming book: Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men, edited by Trystan Cotten, which explores the relationships between transgender men and their partners.