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

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Think chocolaty, act locally

So now that the surprise won’t be spoiled, I can tell you about the Valentines I got for my Julia and my mum-in-sin. I wanted to get locally-made chocolate, and I was almost out of time before the blizzard, so I went to City Feed and Supply.

For Julia, a Vianne Chocolat (Jamaica Plain) Organic Pug Bar – a chocolate bar molded as a row of sitting pugs; only $3 yet 25 cents of each is donated to the MSPCA-Angell.

For mum, a packet of two EHChocolatier (Somerville) Pecan Clusters (turtles -- she loves the animal and the confection).

And I’d found the perfect gift wrap at Boomerangs -- a handmade dog-print fabric pouch with a bone-print ribbon and button closure, and a pottery jar that said “GRANDMA’S TREATS”. And I added a homemade card and whatnot.

And they sent me the sweetest cards – including one from Ursula!