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TransEpiscopal


  

TransEpiscopal is a group of transgender Episcopalians and our significant others, families, friends and allies dedicated to enriching our spiritual lives and to making the Episcopal Church a welcoming and empowering place that all of us truly can call our spiritual home. We are an informal group meeting mostly through the Internet and though many of us are affiliated with the Episcopal Church we have no official relationship to the Episcopal Church.

Most of our ongoing contact takes place through an Internet Group on Yahoo Groups. Membership in this group is by permission only and is intended for the use of Transgender Episcopalians, their Family and Significant Others, Allied Friends, and others who share our concerns.

TransEpiscopal had it's beginnings in 2004 with informal contacts between a few of us. In 2005 we began our Yahoo Group and since then have sent representatives to Lambeth Conference in England, a very small representation at the 2006 General Convention and a eight member delegation to the 2009 General Convention. At the 2009 General Convention we were invited to share some booth space with Integrity and lobbied for Trans-friendly legislation with great success.

At General Convention 2012 more Legislation was proposed and passed. Additionally we were present wit our own booth and a TransEpiscopal Eucharist with Baptism. We have strengthened our alliance with Integrity and jointly produced a video called "Voices of Witness: Out of the Box."

Since 2004 we have seen great changes in the Episcopal Church in awareness of the Transgender population within it and sensitivity to the rights and needs of that population. We look to the future with great hope and believe that the Holy Spirit moves within our group and within the Episcopal Church.

TransEpiscopal Blog: blog.transepiscopal.com

Contact TransEpiscopal: transepiscopal@gmail.com

  

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.