“Would they accept me as a Black man? Possibly, if I was far enough along in my transition that they had no idea I was transgender in the first place.”

Writer Brian Mack shares the consistent anxiety he feels when stepping into church, a place where some Christians are welcoming with caveats.

In his story, “As A Black Trans Man, Walking Into Church Can Cause Me Harm,” Mack talks about the uneasiness, the problematic comments, and even being uncomfortable in his own clothing at church. It’s a sad reality for someone who indeed wants to be a disciple of God.