Mycroft Masada is a nonbinary trans and queer Jewish leader with 30 years of experience who moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland (Montgomery County near Washington DC) from their lifelong home of Boston in 2014. A TransEpiscopal Steering Committee member and former Congregation Am Tikva board member, Mycroft is particularly called to pursue LGBTQ+ and fat justice, and is an advocate, organizer, consultant, educator, trainer, writer and artist. They are married to Julia McCrossin, the mas(s)culine fatshion blogger, and with her they co-parent a dogter. Their central online home is

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese & Lunar New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! And the rest of the Lunar New Year. I’m a Dragon (1976); the last Dragon year was 2000, the next will be 2012. This year, 2009, is the year of the Ox.

This holiday is meaningful to me because Asia and its culture (especially Japan) was very important to my late mother, and so part of my and my brother’s education from her and the Brookline and Newton public schools. Also, my stepmother is Hakka tribe (one of the indigenous peoples of Taiwan).

I chose the image because I’m a lifelong Hello Kitty fan (like me, she came to this country in 1976). This one can even looks like a Jewish and social justice message.