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: http://vimeo.com/36157220
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 Mycroft@MassTPC.org. 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
Chair, Interfaith Committee for Transgender Equality, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition(New MTPC webpages coming soon!)