Hello, hullo, allo, shalom.
Welcome to my website, my primary “Holmes, sweet Holmes” on the internet! I’ve always needed a site, and I’ve FINALLY created one. I’ll be creating another, linked, Blogger site for my collection of links. I also have “holmes” at Queer Today, Idealist, Linked In, Facebook, Friendster, My Space, You Tube and Yahoo —I’ll post links to my accounts after I update them. I have a Live Journal but haven’t used it yet; I plan to start using it for that of my fandom and other material that needs to be online but not on this site.
My name is Mycroft Masada Holmes. I’m a Jewish transgender activist who’s been a GLBTIQA… (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, ally, etc.) professional specializing in transgender issues since the early 1990s. I was born and have always lived in metropolitan Boston (in the American state of Massachusetts; though I’ve traveled the country and the world).
I’m based at Keshet*, which works for the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews in Jewish life. I’m the Chair of Keshet’s Transgender Working Group (TWiG), a Facilitator for the Hineini* Education Project and a member of the Board of Directors. (*Hebrew “rainbow” and “here I am”.)
I’m a founding member of the Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality (ICTE) – its primary mission is to mobilize faith-based support for House Bill 1722, An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes; I’m one of the authors of ICTE's blog.
I’m a member and emeritus board member of Congregation Am Tikva, Boston’s GLBT shul / synagogue / temple.
I’m a “veteran” Speaker and former Director of SpeakOut, the first GLBT speakers bureau in America.
I’m an alum of Newton North High School and a founding member of its Gay/Straight Alliance, the Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth (BAGLY), and Northeastern University (Criminal Justice) and its queer student group NUBiLaGA; I was the first “out” transgender student at both schools.
My social justice mission includes “fat acceptance” (the acceptance of fat people and of the fact that the great majority of people do or should have fat), ending partner abuse (“domestic violence”), and other issues. More about this in my post “More About My Social Justice Mission”.
I'm an artist. I consider my life (and the rest of the Universe) to be art, and everything I do to be art-work. My artwork includes writing (and editing, proofreading, etc.) fiction and non, graphic and several other kinds of design, and 3-dimensional art that is handmade and mostly functional. I will be showing digital photos of my art at my Flickr account, and selling it at my Etsy shop. More about all this in my post “More About My MasadArts”.
Thank you to…
Everyone who supported me in this process, especially my own people. Chris for his moral and immoral support. Annette for her cheerleading and beta testing. Constance’s blog ‘My Dabble In The Middle End’ for inspiring my site’s design and more. Melwasul for the colorbar, “[Jeremy Brett As] Sherlock Holmes Is Love”. More thank yous as the things being thanked for happen.
Please note that all images are also links (when you click on them, they take you to a webpage about them). The same is true of most of the colored text, especially the green.
Again, welcome, and enjoy! Visit, bookmark, comment, talk with me about it privately, share with others, etc. I’ll respond as soon as I can.