United Methodist minister and transgender advocate David Weekley was honored with the Northwest Gender Alliance’s inaugural “Man of the Year” award, in recognition of the outstanding contributions made to Portland’s transgender community by trans masculine individuals.
The award will now be formally known as the “David Weekley Man of the Year” Award.
David Weekly came out as a transgender man in 2009. At the time, he had served his Portland congregation for 30 years. Since then he has been a tireless advocate for LGBT inclusion in The United Methodist Church, using his own life as an example of what a faithful transgender Methodist man looks like.