About Allyson and this blog
Crossing the T is the personal blog of LGBT activist and ordained Baptist minister Allyson Robinson. “The T” is a buzz-term for transgender. “Crossing” refers to the cross of Christ and, more broadly, to cruciformity as a way of life. Allyson writes:
I see myself as a transgendered woman who’s trying to follow Christ through the world, a pilgrimage that is both easier and harder than I expected it to be. Along the way, harmonizing the many facets of my personhood has been one of the most fulfilling way I’ve found to express my commitment to God and my neighbor. I’d like to help others do the same.
I want this blog to be an open journal of sorts–a place where I can share what’s going on in my head and my heart with a broad community, and where I can learn from others who are making journeys of their own. We all have something to teach the world, so please feel free to join the conversation!
Allyson is a 1994 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she majored in physics. She received her Master of Divinity degree in theology, with a capstone emphasis in Social Justice, from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2007. Prior to her transition, she pastored Baptist congregations on two continents for nine years. Since July 0f 2008 she has served as Associate Director of Diversity at the Human Rights Campaign.
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