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The TransCatholic Facebook Group exists as a place that transgender people and allies can exchange information, inspiration, and build a virtual community from a Catholic perspective. We are not dogmatic or narrow in our discussion but it is a closed group to allow members some modicum of privacy about their involvement. It was an outgrowth of the Yahoo group founded by Fredrikka Maxwell in 2008 as part of the Dignity TransCaucus. It was started with this Mission:

a. Camaraderie, solidarity, spiritual fellowship, and a sense of not being the only Catholics who are transgender people anywhere on the gender spectrum.

b. A safe space to share and even vent about family, work, and especially the church, where so many of us have had a difficult time.

c. Provide space for discussion about church issues of interest to the group at large. A space for discussion of transgender issues of interest to the group.

With the rise of social media and the visibility of Transgender issues as well as a Catholic discussion of sexual and gender minorities that is more than a monologue there is a need for a place that lifts up the most important news about these topics for our group of friends.

We have considered a companion page that would be out in the open so that it can be a beacon of hope for those transgender people who may be getting poor treatment at the hands of some Catholics even though there is no public Catholic teaching on the morality of transgender identity or experience. We provide this space for those who need the communion of like souls.

Find us on Facebook: TransCatholic Facebook Group

  

On the Move

We celebrate the ordination of Transfaith's executive director, Louis James Irving Mitchell, at South Congregational Church in Springfield, MA on September 23, 2018

Join us for this annual transgender-led, transgender-centered Shabbat observance at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. D'var Torah offered by Enzi Tanner.

Transfaith's Executive Director, Louis Mitchell, reflects on the depth of community through his life

In the News

Upasika tree (aka Cleis Abeni) explains Dharma Day while remembering the blessed life of a young Buddhist named Alphy who was killed in 1999.

Mariette Pathy Allen's 2017 photobook highlights the lived experiences of T/GNC spirit mediums in Thailand and Burma

"It really felt like [the Episcopal Church] had our back!" TransEpiscopal marks a historic year at the 2018 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.