An ex-evangelical writer, speaker and advocate, Chrissy Stroop is (with Lauren O’Neal) co-editor of the essay anthology ‘Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church’. A senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches, her work has also appeared in Dame Magazine, Foreign Policy, The Boston Globe, Playboy, Political Research Associates and other outlets, including peer-reviewed academic journals. Stroop has a PhD in modern Russian history from Stanford University, and is a senior research associate with the University of Innsbruck’s Postsecular Conflicts project. In 2019, she came out as a transgender woman and began her journey of medical transition. She lives in Portland, Oregon, US.
We’ve hit crisis point for trans people in America
From Alabama to Florida, our rights are under attack. We can’t counter the Right without understanding its tactics
Overturning Roe v Wade is just the beginning. They won’t stop at abortion
The Republican Party is poised to impose a Christofascist theocracy upon all Americans – limiting the rights of...
Is Hungary’s Viktor Orbán the US Christian Right’s new Vladimir Putin?
The fall of Putin’s star among US evangelicals leaves a void they may seek to fill with another strongman leader...
Texas parents with trans kids speak out on shocking ‘child abuse’ policy
A new law in one US state means families with trans children can be investigated for ‘child abuse’. Now parents are...
‘Don’t say gay’: anti-equality legislation spreading state by state in the US
Florida’s anti-LGBTQ bill and Texas’s ban on abortion after six weeks shows that political battles at state level...
Russia and the US have more in common than you might think
My experience of living and teaching in Moscow, and studying Russian history, reveals how many imperialist,...