Mycroft Masada is a faith leader who moved to the Washington DC area from hir lifelong home of Boston MA in January 2014; a founding member of TransFaith’s National Council, steering committee member of TransEpiscopal, and former board member of Congregation Am Tikva. Mycroft is called to work for social justice at the intersections of faith, LGBTQI+ and fat communities, and is a writer and artist. Zie is partnered with Julia McCrossin, the mas(s)culine fatshion blogger, and they co-parent a dogter.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference – May 31st through June 1st

The 11th annual Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference starts at the end of this month -- Thursday May 31st through Saturday June 2ndIt’s the largest trans con in the world – about 2,000 people from all over the country and world – and it’s FREE!  3 full days of workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.  Last year there were more than 185 workshops and 30 other activities.  Also a great space for our families, friends, allies and providers.  Since 2006, PTHC has been a program of the Mazzoni Center. 

I’m a member of PTHC’s Spirituality Advisory Group, which is helping to organize the Spirituality track for the 4th year in a row – this year is the largest and most diverse ever.  I’m co-chair of the SAG’s Jewish Working Group  (with Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg in Philly), which helps organize the Jewish workshops and other programming – including the 1st/4th annual Erev Shabbat dinner and service*!  This is actually my first time working on and attending the con, and it’s been a great experience.      

The day before PTHC starts, Wednesday May 30th, will be the 2nd annual TransFaith Caucuses – including a Jewish one:

PTHC Spirituality track:
(2nd link doesn’t include workshops, but you can search for them at the Schedule tab)

*PTHC Erev Shabbat dinner and service, Friday June 1st.  ALL are welcome – Trewish (trans and Jewish) or not!  Joy Ladin will be speaking at both, and the service will be led by Jewish Working Group members and other attendees.  Please pre-register and pre-pay if possible, and please contact us with any issues:

The day after PTHC ends,  Sunday June 3rd, there will be worship opportunities.  Stay tuned for more information about that.    
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