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Transcendence Gospel Choir

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Description The Transcendence Gospel Choir is a music ministry for the transgender community and performs gospel music in worship services, at pride events, and as outreach to the community itself. Recognizing that religion is one of the main weapons used to justify and perpetuate misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and intolerance of diversity, the choir's mission is to challenge those ideas from WITHIN a place of faith. Because transgendered people throughout history have played significant roles in spiritual worship, TGC strives to empower that community and reclaim that calling. "We endeavor to demonstrate that the preconceived notion of a bi-polar, heterosexual, hetero-gendered "natural order" is not reflected in the nature of God or the ministry of Jesus Christ. In this way we will challenge intolerance and hatred, transcend boundaries and restore hope to our communities." In just two years, they have generated broad interest, performed at a number of high profile events and are now bringing their spirit filled, funkified, and affirming music to venues across the United States. The TGC is an affiliated program of the City of Refuge UCC.
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