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My partner and I put together a Naming Ceremony to announce to our family and friends my transition to womanhood. I wanted to rent the sanctuary at church for this but it was out of our budget. We invited everyone over to our home and had everyone bring a potluck item to share for after the ceremony. I was trying to be as respectful as I could be to our parents whom are Lutheran and Catholic. I thought something ceremonious would help them understand that my intentions were serious. The Leader was a close friend of mine dressed in Lutheran Layperson robe who was excellent at public speaking. I changed my deadname to initials. I don’t share that with anyone. I hope this gives you a helpful perspective. I also announced my transition my church’s bulletin as “Good News”.
The litany went like this:
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