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Barbara Satin joins Presidential Faith Based Council


Barbara Satin was one of fifteen individuals appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships on May 12, 2016. Satin is continuing to make history, as she is now the first trans woman to serve on a presidential advisory council.

The Advisory Council on Faith Based Neighborhood Partnership’s role is “to make recommendations to the administration on how to improve the partnerships it forms to serve people in need.”

As a member of the United Church of Christ’s former Executive Council and currently serving as Assistant Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, Satin is well equipped to be a transgender voice on this council.

In regards to her appointment, Satin says,

Given the current political climate, I believe it's important that a voice of faith representing the transgender and gender non-conforming community—as well as a person of my years, nearly 82—be present and heard in these vital conversations.

Transfaith congratulates Barbara on her appointment to the Advisory Council!

Read the UCC’s news post on the event: President Obama appoints UCC transgender leader to presidential council.

Transfaith has previously featured Barbara Satin, as her oral history interview was recently recorded on the LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT_RAN) website.




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