Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TransEpiscopal -- a group of transgender Episcopalians

is a group of transgender Episcopalians and our significant others, families, friends and allies dedicated to enriching our spiritual lives and to making the Episcopal Church a welcoming and empowering place that all of us truly can call our spiritual home. http://www.transepiscopal.blogspot.com/


Starting in 2007, several of us started building a group called the Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality (ICTE), and last week this group, along with Keshet (which works for the full inclusion of LGBT people in Jewish life), held its first event, called "An Act of Faith: Massachusetts Communities of Faith Speak Out for Transgender Equality." You can learn more about ICTE here and about Keshet here. I've described my own experience of "An Act of Faith" here. To read more


Last Thursday, November 20th, my parish, St. Luke’s and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (or ‘SLAM,’ as it is affectionately known) hosted Boston’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). For coverage of the event by the Allston/Brighton Tab, click here, and for coverage by Bay Windows, click here. Bay Windows photographer Marilyn Humphries took some wonderful photos, which you can view here. To read more

Other Links found on      

Peculiar Honors
Reflections from various community-based contexts: ecclesial (especially Episcopal/Anglican); academic studies of religion, early Christianity, and theology; LGBTQ theory and politics; and life in the Boston Area. http://peculiar-honors.blogspot.com/

Declaration of Religious and Faith-Based Support for Massachusetts Legislation, An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes 

"Keshet is a lifeline. It affirms that there is an honorable place in the Jewish community for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities."

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