Mycroft Masada is a nonbinary trans and queer faith 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 MasadArts.blogspot.com.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Shabbat Shalom


Shabbat shalom.

For this Erev Shabbat, something unusual and unpleasant, yet also important. My photo of a display at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, taken during my Julia’s and my first visit (as the centerpiece of our first visit to Saint Michaels) on Monday August 5th. A black and white photo of a woman posing in front of a big “GENTILES ONLY” sign somewhere on the Chesapeake Bay (photo courtesy of the Maryland State Archives). And a police badge from Anne Arundel County’s Beverly Beach. Both from circa 1950. The Museum has also added a little sign asking “As the Chesapeake Bay became a tourist destination, was it the buyer or the seller that first suggested segregation?” 

We have rarely seen anything about anti-Semitism included in our travels together, so this was...bittersweet? I included this photo in the album of our visit I published on Facebook this morning. And it’s especially interesting as we welcomed this Shabbat at the Gaithersburg Water Park (which was the subject of my next Facebook post).

This day and every day, may we discover, create and share more shalom -- rest, cessation, peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, tranquility -- schlepping ever closer to tikkun olam, world repair, at the intersection of LGBTQI+, climate, immigration, racial, spiritual, fat, disability, and all other shades of the spectrum of justice. Amen!

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