Friday, March 28, 2014

Trans*/Pagan Events for April 2014

A periodical events round-up focusing on that which may be of interest to people who identify as Trans* and Pagan, radiating from a central point in the San Francisco Bay Area and extending Worldwide. Maintained by Jaina Bee, a Priest/ess of CAYA Coven, San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA, Earth.
A Petition to Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders
Signatures due by Sunday, April 20, 2014

Legal documents in the United States only recognize "male" and "female" as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose and the UK recognizes 'Mx' (pronounced as Mix or sometimes Mux) as a gender-neutral title.

This petition asks the Obama Administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary (such as agender, pangender, genderfluid, and others) and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.

The 36th Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade
Tuesday, April First, noon
Meet at Embarcadero Plaza, foot of Market St.

The St. Stupid’s Day Parade will strut its stuff yet again to honor Saint Stupid, the patron Saint of Civilizations and Parking meters. This year’s parade will be of the sidewalk variety, thru the financial district, (the weekend version is thru North Beach). This DIY parade will stop at the traditional Stations of Stupid; the Federal Reserve HQ for the dead lottery ticket toss, the old Stock Exchange building for the 'Sock Exchange', the plaza of the bare-butt mechanics for the 'Leap of Faith', the Bankers Heart sculpture for the penny offering and the traditional Free Lunch. This FREE event is open to the public to participate. Odd costumes, absurd signage, noise makers and a willfully irreverent attitude to the business of religion and the religion of business are encouraged.

Sponsored by the First Church of the Last Laugh, the world's largest church, this yearly San Francisco Rite of Spring event updates the ancient European Feast of Fools and provides photographic fodder for those who think they know what a weird city we are. Fun for the whole family.

RAIN or SHINE… and if it snows, wear a snow tire

Contact: Ed Holmes (Bishop Joey) 510 841 1898

Transmagic at LYRIC
Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4-5pm (a weekly event)
Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, 127 Collingwood St, San Francisco, CA
FREE: Contact: Charles Stevens, 415.703.6150 x18

Transmagic is a LYRIC Community Building Group celebrating young trans* and gender-variant youth (24 and under) and their allies.

LYRIC’s programs are open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and allies (24 and younger). If you are a youth and would like to become involved in any of our programs, the first step is to schedule a New Participant Orientation. Call (415.703.6150 x10), or email ( LYRIC to schedule an orientation. Orientations are typically held Monday-Friday, 2:00-3:30pm.

Transnatural with Kara Sigler
Tuesday, April 8, 6:00-8:00PM
Homestead Apothecary, 486 49th Street, #C, Oakland, 510-495-6549

For myriad reasons, there is not enough information or health resources available for trans people. With this class we begin to bridge the gap of accessibility and inequality, offer suggestions for self-care and navigating the medical system. We will discuss ways to support the trans body and spirit with herbs, explore hormone maintenance with natural remedies, and talk about ways to mitigate the side effects of synthetic hormones. Time permitting, we will also discuss herbal support for surgery. All bodies welcome!

The Queer Ancestors Project: An Exhibition of Prints by Queer Artists Age 18 to 26
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6-7 Panel Discussion, 7-9 Artist Reception & Print Sale
The LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, SF

The Queer Ancestors Project is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors.  Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing young Queer adults (age 18 to 26) free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking and Queer history.  Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the large community can glimpse our collective future.

Honoring Shape-Shifters and Shamans, Rioters & Revolutionaries, Sailors and Songbirds, Immigrants & Refugees, Blessings and Blasphemies, Bondage & Freedom

Artists: Corey Brown, Joan Chen, Jared Clifton, Amman Desai, Paula Graciela Kahn, Amirah Mizrahi, Courtney Stock & Terry Xiao, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin

Exhibition April 6th through May 16th

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LYRIC’s 25th Anniversary Open House
Thursday, April 17th, 2014. 5:30-7:30pm
The Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center; 127 Collingwood St, SF

Join us for an evening of food, community, and memories. Come walk through LYRIC’s history with a retrospective organized by our Youth Interns.

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

LYRIC’s vision is a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.

Email to RSVP.


Just Around the Bend— save the date and register for these exciting events

Sex Magick 169: Transcending the Boundaries of Intimacy
A Faerie Sex Magick Workshop for gay cis- and transmen
May 31-June 7
Dos Rios, CA (more details upon registration)
$550-850 (€500-750) for the entire 7 days.

Price includes meals and accommodation — tent camping. There may be some indoor spaces for those with special needs or for colder weather workshops.

Consider these questions…
How can I extend the limits of my intimacy with my Faerie/Billy brothers?
Does sex constrain or expand my relationships with men?
How can I integrate sexual play into my intimate relationships?
Does recreational sex diminish my capacity for intimacy in a committed relationship?
How does the prevailing society’s prudishness dampen and undermine the intimacy in my relationships?
How does my sexuality and my spirituality inter-relate?
Are my sexual and my spiritual aspects one in the same?

We welcome your questions and discussion of any possible concerns you might have. In order to participate we ask you to contact one of the facilitators.

More info and registration:

California Witchcamp 2014

Sunday June 29th-through Sunday July 6th 2014
Northern California, Mendocino Woodlands

Cost: April 1st through May 31st, the price is $620 to $720 sliding scale, your envelope must be postmarked no later than May 31st, and payment in full postmarked no later than June 1st 2014
June 1st until camp begins, the price is $680 to $740 sliding scale. After June 1st any registration payments must be made in full, you can register anytime up until camp starts as long as we still have room. 

This is an extraordinary event for extraordinary people.

Share in a week of Reclaiming style, earth based spirituality and magic. Come and study magic and ritual in a week long Intensive. Witchcamp is offered to all genders at all levels of experience. Newcomers can learn the basic skills of magic and ritual, working with the elements, movement, sound and the mythological and historical framework of the Goddess Tradition.

Advanced classes offer the chance to apply the tools of ritual to personal healing and empowerment, or a focus on taking the Craft out into the world, creating public ritual, ongoing groups, and healing issues surrounding leadership and power. This event is a deeply moving, life changing week and a constant experiment in temporary village life. We will also look at ways of bringing this work and inspiration into our everyday lives, creating powerful, joyful times. 

We welcome people of all genders, gender histories, and orientations, and we encourage you to feel safe to explore the fluidity of your identity, if you so choose. 

This year Witchcamp will be held at the Mendocino Woodlands, located just far enough outside the town of Mendocino to avoid coastal fog. The camp is set among a mature Redwood/Douglas Fir forest, creating a beautiful, peaceful setting. The cabins are rustic, but pretty. Camping is also an option. A small river runs through the camp, and is the home of steelhead trout. To request a brochure, please send us an email at: with your mailing address.

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