Transitions: How People Navigate Change

Sat 1 PM | Episcopal

Transitions Panel

Transition is not a solitary activity. This session looks at how family relationships, friends, and church communities are affected by the transitions we all experience throughout our lives. It’s most easily seen in the lives that are connected to a transgender family member or friend. Hear the stories of people who have experienced the lamentation of loss and the incredible power of love as they provide powerful insights into the transitions that fill all of our lives.

Gwen Fry

The Reverend Gwen Fry is an ordained Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Arkansas. Her experience coming out as a trans woman of faith makes her keenly aware of the necessity for the equality of all God’s children. Experiencing the effects of discrimination first hand, she has been actively involved in the work of justice in the transgender community both in Arkansas and across the Episcopal Church. Gwen is an advocate and activist for the transgender community who was a leader in the coalition of organizations who fought back the anti-transgender bills introduced in the Arkansas General Assembly this year. She is the Vice President of National Affairs for Integrity USA. She is a board member of Pridecorps, an LGBTQ youth center in Little Rock, Arkansas. An active member of TransEpiscopal, Gwen, also serves on its steering committee.

238 Transgender Memorial Service
242 Transitions: How People Navigate Change
289 Loving Our Way to Freedom
410 LGBTQIA Support Circle

Sarah Riggle

Sarah Riggle is a retired Army musician, parent, and grandparent who has been involved with the LGBT community, IntegrityUSA of the Episcopal Church. Sarah has organized two Transgender Day of Remembrances at her church in South Georgia.
Sarah is a breast cancer survivor of twelve years and a transgendered woman who has reconciled with her three children after a ten-year separation.
Sarah is married to Kay, her wife of twelve years who enjoys spending their spare time knitting, weaving, and quilting.

242 Transitions: How People Navigate Change

Kay Riggle


242 Transitions: How People Navigate Change

Session #242