I have read noble expressions of welcome for those who identify themselves as LGBT.
My question is this: a woman who transgenders into a male, with operations. Is she/he eligible to be called up for an Aliya at Caulfield or other welcoming Shules?
Should they sit downstairs with the men?
Is her voice Kol Isha?
Conversely a male who is lopped and augmented and transgenders into a female insists that since they were born a male, they would like an Aliya to the Torah. Would he allow that?
Does that ex-male need to inform females of their change vis a vis use of toilets, change rooms, mikvaos as a spiritual cleansing?
As I have written elsewhere, I know many homosexuals at Shule and have to my knowledge never treated them differently to another male.
Transgender introduces new problems of ‘welcome’ as outlined above.
I know about Tumtum and Androginos.
I’m interested to know what all welcoming shule’s Rabbis pasken on such issues. Ask them?