By Rizi Xavier Timane PhD ASW
Rizi grew up in a very spiritual conventional Christian domestic in Africa and was once subjected to a number of exorcisms and different reparative makes an attempt by way of his kinfolk and the church to “pray the gay/trans away.” An unstated Compromise takes you thru his trip of self-discovery and religious exploration together with:
Coming out as a trans boy at 8 years previous
Identifying as a lesbian in homophobic Africa
Transitioning whereas dealing with societal and family members rejection
The non secular persecution and bullying he has suffered all alongside
Rizi’s message to the LGBT group is twofold. First, be your actual self—it’s the single option to internal peace and happiness. moment, while you're looking for a courting with God, a religious route to unconditional love and recognition does exist for you loose from condemnation and damaging judgement.
“A searing memoir.”
“An sincere and significant piece of work!”
—Jami Davis, MSW
“Dr. Timane brings up thought-provoking issues and continuously reveals how one can bring up the vanity and price of a person reading.…something that typically takes us no less than soiled martinis.”
—Gay record Daily
“Members of the LGBT group will locate components to spot with during this telling of the discrimination and rejection Rizi skilled either as a lesbian and now as a transgendered male. It additionally offers perception into this global adventure should you would prefer a greater realizing and during this figuring out have extra compassion when you fight with gender dysphoria.
— Arlene Tippy, LCSW, ACSW. teacher, collage of Southern California university of Social Work
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An UnSpoken Compromise: My Story of Gender and Spiritual Transition by Rizi Xavier Timane PhD ASW