Irene McCalphin joins us this week to talk about the intersections of fat liberation and marginalization. Why is it important to have representation in spiritual imagery, both in regards to race and body size? Why is the language of our rituals important? How can we move through learning about these issues of marginalization and come […]
It’s Sunday, 3 January, and I’m looking back at the previous year. A lot has happened this past year. In January, I got down on one knee in a dog park in San Mateo to present Anne with a “ring” of beads on elastic string, asking her to marry me. The following month, the two […]
In memory of Jennifer Laude Sancta, the Filipina trans woman murdered by an American military serviceman who received a very light sentence. Bona Dea 2015 Hail Jennifer Laude Sancta! Hail Panpsyche, the MTF of the Tetrad++! Hail Antinoüs, Lord of the Beloved Dead!
Shortly before the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), I shared an article by my friend and mentor, Rev. Gina Pond, on Facebook about who should be considered elders in the Pagan community, which I prefaced with the following comment: Age is not entirely relevant here.” AMEN! Elders do not deserve respect simply because they are […]
It’s a little before 9:00 PM, Pacific Time, and I’m listening to music at my computer using YouTube. I’d thought of doing some more work on the third draft of my second novel, when the enormity of the Transgender Day of Remembrance suddenly hit me. I feel so fucking powerless in this world where the […]
May it be so that I join the Legion of Liberators! Antinoüs the Liberator 2015 Ave Antinoüs! #WeAreLegion -|- #WeAreRebellion -|- #WeAreTrans
I normally invite the Divine into my rituals, giving the deities and spirits the option to refuse if they don’t want to work with me. I never command them. Until this morning, as I stood in the ICU next to the bed my wife was still in. Facing roughly to the north, I silently went […]
As I sit in the ICU, my wife sedated nearby, it feels a bit odd to be sharing blog post that is a prayer for the Beloved Dead and the Underworld. But I’m going to do that anyway. Antinoüs in the Underworld Hail Antinoüs! Hail the Beloved Dead!
Recently, I was interviewed by a journalist from the New York Times regarding renaming rituals for trans persons!
Since Caitlyn Jenner, Renaming Ceremonies Gain Visibility
At least two of my mentors have indicated they aren’t surprised that the deeper I get into my seminary studies the more I find myself identifying as an adversarial theologian. And with this semester in particular, the readings for my preaching and theology classes have me turning more and more to the theology and pantheon […]