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Trans People and the Church of England: Disadvantage and microaggressions
  In this article, I discuss the situation of trans people within the Church of England. I outline instances of legal and institutional discrimination in the following situations: the Equality Act 2010 in the context of employment, promotion and training; trans candidates for ordination; and marriage involving (a) trans person(s). I discuss some theology relating to this discrimination. I explain the impact of disadvantage and discrimination for minority groups with reference to minority stress, and clarify the microaggressive messages contained in differential institutional treatment for trans people. I suggest that the harm done by Church discrimination against trans people is real and significant, and ought to be recognised and addressed.

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    31 October 2017

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    Liverpool University Press

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    University of Hull


Clucas, R. (2017). Trans People and the Church of England: Disadvantage and microaggressions. Modern Believing, 58(4), 321-342.


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