Paula Stone Williams is an internationally known speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, and religious tolerance. She is the Teaching Pastor at Left Hand Church in Longmont, Colorado and a Pastoral Counselor with RLT Pathways. Paula has been featured in The New York Times, Red Table Talk, the Denver Post, The New York Post and NPR. Her TEDWomen and TEDxMileHigh talks have had over 3.5 million views. She is an avid runner and mountain biker. She has three adult children and five granddaughters.

Imagine 2019 speaker Paula Stone Williams shares her thoughts with TEDxMileHigh on losing her male privilege, living authentically, hosting a late-night TV show, and moving the bar on gender equity. Find out what advice Paula lives by and how you can support her big idea.

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She's My Dad Book Paula Stone Williams

Jonathan S. Williams was three months into pastoring a new, evangelical church plant when his father confessed a secret: he was transgender. His father, Paul, a prominent evangelical pastor, soon became Paula, and Jonathan’s life and ministry went into a tailspin. Feeling betrayed by his mentor and confidante and scared that his church would lose funding and support if Paula’s secret was exposed, Jonathan sunk into depression and alcoholism.

She’s My Dad explores Jonathan’s long and winding journey toward reconciliation, forgiveness, and acceptance of his father as well as his church’s journey to become one of the few fully LGBTQ-inclusive, evangelical churches in America.

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