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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Thursday, March 15, 2012

"Friend of Marilyn" - fat-positive blog, Tumblr, radio show, Facebook

Do you know about the flabulousness that is FOM?  ‘Cause you should.  

“Friend of Marilyn is a fat positive blog (, Tumblr (, and radio show ( FOM promotes that fat people deserve the same rights and dignity as non-fat people. Your home for all things FATLICIOUS!”  

The image is FOM's Cat Pausé's "Standard" poster -- my post about the campaign it's part of:  

Monday, March 12, 2012

“Fat Sex: What Everyone Wants to Know but is Afraid to Ask” - Persephone Magazine.

I've been trying to post this as a Facebook status update since Friday afternoon -- originally to help with the "double mitzvah" of making love during Shabbat -- but FB hasn't let me.  It (FB) doesn't say anything, it just tries for a few minutes then gives up.  Mrph!  Is it too naughty for FB, or what?  It seems to have worked as a Note today.    

“Fat Sex: What Everyone Wants to Know but is Afraid to Ask” in Persephone Magazine.

Photos (of the author demo-ing positions) are actually SFW; text isn’t but it’d be quite hard for anyone else to read.  Also?  I couldn't choose a thumbnail in Notes, but it was going to be (out of 48 of them!) the author's avatar photo of a half a pomegranate (they're very Persephone, and Jewish, and I love them) and I think it will work here on my blog.

Monday, March 5, 2012

ICTE is becoming a project of MTPC!

Greetings, ICTE Supporters!

Thank you again for all your work in passing the Transgender Equal Rights Bill in November.  You can watch MTPC’s video of the public signing ceremony in January here:

Our opponents removed the public accommodations piece of the bill before it passed into law, but we plan to file that piece as a bill next year. 

As we prepare for that, and have more time for other work, we bring you more good news -- ICTE is becoming a project of MTPC, and will be renamed Interfaith _Committee_ [formerly Coalition] for Transgender Equality.  MTPC Steering Committee member Mycroft Masada Holmes will continue to chair ICTE, and can be reached at  ICTE will continue its blog (moving to MTPC’s website and linking to our former blog as an archive) and Facebook group (with a slight name change), and will be adding a Twitter.  Both groups are excited about the potential for this new phase of our relationship.      

To celebrate all of the above, share our ideas for this year and hear yours, ICTE will be having a community gathering on Monday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 in Boston.  We will also be holding a community conference call on Tuesday, May 1st.  Please save the dates and spread the word!  More details and a Facebook event to follow.    

We look forward to your continued support in our work for transgender social justice and transgender welcome and inclusion in faith communities. 

Best wishes for your Spring (or whatever season it may be next!),

Mycroft Masada Holmes
ChairInterfaith Committee for Transgender Equality, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
(New MTPC webpages coming soon!)