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A Prayer to Antinoüs for the Victims of Pulse in Orlando, FL

Antinoüs,
your majesty, what happened? Why don’t they leave us alone? Why is
that when we express our loves in the same ways they do, they react
with revulsion and contempt? Why do they say we should be executed.
Why do some actually carry out these acts?

I know, Antinoüs
the Liberator, there are not any acceptable answers to my questions.
That this should happen during Pride month, reinforces the need for
our Pride events even as those events show to our would-be destroyers
where we can be found.

Antinoüs
the Healer, you and I both know that not all wounds heal. Grief can
be one such type of wound. And, I don’t want to heal. Not from
this, and not from the yearly repeating griefs of the Transgender Day
of Remembrance. If I heal from them, scar tissue will form over these
hurts and I could become desensitized to these horrors. Do lot let my
heart be hardened. Instead, let it soften. Let it be permeable to
these horrors. Give me the strength to absorb these acts of naked
terror so that I may be an agent of change and hope for those under
the Rainbow.

Ave, Antinoüs,
sovereign of the Beloved Dead!

TWIH Episode 61: Women of the Wall with Rachel Cohen Yeshurun

In this episode we talk with Rachel Cohen Yeshurun of Women of the Wall in Israel who regularly reads the Torah at the Western Wall in defiance of law on the New Moon with other women. We talk about the history of why women haven’t been allowed to pray equally at the Wall, the role […]

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TWIH Episode 49: Queering the Conversation and Planting Seeds with Monica Joy Cross #blacklivesmatter #transvisibility

Monica Joy Cross joins us in this episode to talk about her experiences as a transgender Person of Color in a primarily white denomination. What do we need to do to have the conversation about race in our society? Do we need a more radical solution? How do we, both black and white, see beyond […]

TWIH Episode 16: The Power of Prayer: A Life Testimony with Tanesh Watson Nutall

This week’s guest is Tanesh Watson Nutall, TransSaints Chaplain and transgender minister at City of Refuge UCC. In this interview, Tanesh tells the story of her life and how her faith and prayer brought her to where she is today. This powerful testimony was recorded on location at City of Refuge UCC in Oakland, CA.…

TWIH Episode 16: The Power of Prayer: A Life Testimony with Tanesh Watson Nutall

This week’s guest is Tanesh Watson Nutall, TransSaints Chaplain and transgender minister at City of Refuge UCC. In this interview, Tanesh tells the story of her life and how her faith and prayer brought her to where she is today. This powerful testimony was recorded on location at City of Refuge UCC in Oakland, CA. […]