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"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." - Psalm 139

Queerly Beloved, the LGBTQ2SIA+ working group of the diocesan Social Justice Committee, stands in full support and solidarity with all trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming beloved children of God and their allies. We stand with you all, as beloved creations of our common Creator, whose comforting presence and reassuring hand we pray for in these troubling times. God loves all God's children, in all their wonderfully, beautiful complexities and diversities. 

With the recent announcement of proposed policy changes from the Alberta government, Queerly Beloved is joining the chorus of voices from faith communities, social agencies, and expert professional bodies, in calling for the Premier and Cabinet to retract their proposed changes and engage in active listening to community groups and medical experts. The proposed changes threaten the safety, health and human rights of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their families.

"But let justice roll down like water and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." - Amos 5:25

We invite you, our siblings in Christ, to read the information collected and offered by The Trans Action Alberta Coalition. Prayerfully consider and discern if you as individuals, action groups, faith communities, or parishes, wish to sign on to the petition as we have. There is also an ask on the website for a donation to support any potential future legal action to protect the rights of those impacted, and we leave that to your individual and collective discernment.