LGBTQ-Specific Blessings and Rituals
Blessings for Gender Transitioning (Rabbi Elliot Kukla) 
The first blessing refers to God as the "Transforming One"—"Ha’Ma’avir"—sharing the root of the word Ivrim (Hebrews). Jews are Ivrim—the "crossing over" people—because we "crossed over" the Jordan River into Canaan to escape our oppression in Egypt, and we spiritually "transformed" ourselves. (In Modern Hebrew, this verb root is used to form the word "ma’avar," which means among other things to "transition genders.")
To be recited before any moment of transition:
Barukh Ata Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha-Olam, Ha’Ma’avir et ha’Ovrim.
Blessed are You, Eternal One, our God, Ruler of Time and Space, the Transforming One to those who transition/transform/cross over.
The second blessing is adapted from liberal morning liturgy. The Midrash (classical Jewish exegesis) says that the first human being was an androgynos, an intersex person—implying that all bodies and genders are created in God’s image—whether we are male, female, transgender, intersex or something else. When we take steps, physically or spiritually, to more fully manifest our gender identities, we are fulfilling the commandment "to partner with God in completing the work of creation."
To be recited afterwards:
Barukh Ata Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha-Olam Sh’asani B’tzalmo v’kirtzonah.
Blessed are You, Eternal One, our God, Ruler of Time and Space, Who has made me in His image and according to Her will.
The final blessing is the traditional Shehechiyanu prayer, recited when we experience something new or reach a milestone. Saying this prayer at moments of transition celebrates God’s nurturing and sustaining presence in allowing us to reach this point of self-transformation. This blessing is in the plural ("us" instead of "me") and it also expresses the hope that we are collectively transitioning as a people: to honor and celebrate the lives of people of all genders.
Barukh Ata Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha-Olam Sh’hechianu, v’kiyimanu, v’higiyanu, la-zman hazeh.
Blessed are You, Eternal One, our God, Ruler of Time and Space, who has kept us alive and sustained us and helped us to arrive at this moment.
A Prayer for Questioning Sexuality (Robert Bernardo) 
Blessed are you, Source of Eternity, for giving me the ability to question my sexuality and how I choose to express my sexuality.
It's okay to question my thoughts It's okay to question my actions It's okay to question my attractions It's okay to question my gender
You have given me the power to choose, and these choices are my own Together, let's all celebrate the sweetness! May our bodies sing in joy, in the infinite possibilities of love and affection.
Together, may we all sing the Song of Solomon, songs of joy and songs of praise. Ivdu et Hashem b'simchah, bo'u l'fanav bir'nana - Serve God with joy, come before the Eternal One with song.
On Coming Out (Congregation Beit Simchat Torah) 
As God blessed our ancestors as they came out from Egypt, may you be blessed as you come out as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer. Let the wisdom of your ancestors guide you as you begin this new journey through life. May you learn from Moses to enjoy every day of the journey, because there is no guarantee of reaching the Promised Land. May you learn from Lot’s wife to keep your gaze on the horizon, because living in the past freezes you in your tracks. May you learn from Joseph that there is a place in the world for a dreamer. May you learn from Ruth and Naomi that love, friendship and loyalty are not the entitlements of family, but its main ingredients. And may you learn from Caleb and Joshua to have the courage of your convictions and to find sweetness and hope in all that you set your eyes upon.
Bruchim atem b’voachem u’vruchim atem b’tzetchem
May you be blessed in your coming home and in your coming out.
Prayer for Coming Out (Rabbi Rebecca Alpert) 
Since coming out is a continual process, it is fitting to say a blessing or a prayer each time the process is furthered. Whether we are telling someone we haven't seen in a while about our identity or marching in a gay pride parade, we can acknowledge our courage by saying a blessing:
Nevarekh et Eyn HaHayyim asher natna lee haozmah lazet min hamezarim.
Let us bless the source of life for giving me the courage to come out.
Beyond using this blessing in private, individual circumstances, many gay and lesbian Jews may feel a need to have a public ritual among friends or in the synagogue. The ritual may be very simple, consisting of the recitation of the blessing, followed by an additional blessing that a friend, the service leader, or the rabbi may say on the occasion:
May the One who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Moses, Aaron, and David; Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel, Miriam, and Ruth, bless ________bat _______, who has come forward bravely to proclaim her lesbian identity to this congregation. May she grow in self-understanding and rejoice in her newly claimed identity. May her courage be a model for others who yearn to reveal hidden parts of themselves. May she receive love, warmth, and support from her community, family, and friends. May her public act inspire us to deepen our commitment to work for a time when gay men and lesbians will no longer suffer from hatred and prejudice and when all will live in harmony and peace. Amen.
This ceremony could take place at any home gathering or synagogue service, but might be most appropriate when the Torah is read, accompanied by an aliyah to the Torah. In this way, it would take on the resonance of the bat mitzvah. To become a bat mitzvah means to make a transition to being a responsible Jew; to take on a new identity as a Jewish woman. Similarly, coming out is a life cycle event that demands the proclamation of the new identity; the link is therefore most appropriate.
Blessing for Chest Binding (Rabbi Elliot Kukla and Ari Lev Fornari) 
This is a blessing for the act of chest binding, for FTM transgender and/or genderqueer people, and anyone else who chooses to flatten the appearance of their chest. It is intended to be used as a way to sanctify the often painful act of binding. It can be recited daily and modified to meet your particular gender and Jewish needs.
B’shem mitzvat tzitzit v’mitzvat hityatzrut 
For the sake of the mitzvah of ritual fringes and the mitzvah of self-formation.
 Hityatzrut is a neologism based on the biblical Hebrew verb root “yatzar”, which means “to form”.