Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Panprosdexia Devotional Chant

We will sing this at the Rainbow Moon Circle on Saturday at The Sacred Well

All-Acceptance you are
Guiding All through the night
Guiding All back to the light

Beyond the Beyond
The center of the All

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rainbow Moon Circle's Rite of Becoming Feb 27 at The Sacred Well

CAYA Coven’s Rainbow Moon Circle presents The Rite of Becoming
A sacred circle honoring the full spectra of gender diversity

Saturday, February 27, 2016
8pm (no one is admitted after the circle is cast).

The Sacred Well
536 Grand Ave, Oakland
wheelchair accessible

$10-$20 donation requested—no one turned away for lack of funds.

Come As You Are Pagan Congregation’s Rainbow Moon Circle invites people of any and all genders —or none— to join us as we reveal the possibilities and potential in ourselves and each other. What will we choose to bring forth into the world? We will call upon Panprosdexia—All-Acceptance; the Agender deity of the Tetrad++ pantheon, to support this work. Together we will witness and honor the first public Initation into The Divine Spiraling Rainbow Tribe—CAYA Coven’s Mxgender Mystery Tradition. Bring something to charge on the altar and a treat for Cakes and Ale following the ritual— and Come As You Are!

Our Mission: The Rainbow Moon Circle is a safe and sacred space for all to explore the spectra of gender and identity. We honor the holistic experience of self-determined identity and its infinite intersections. We celebrate the glittering prism of Divine existence that is powerful, delightful,  enthusiastic,  playful, transformative, magickal, compassionate, and reverent. Live the Spectra!
Mark your calendars for Trickster Moon; Saturday, April 23, 7pm at The Qultural Collective, Oakland.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Be a Gender Diversity Ally! Just Ask Me How.

Pantheacon, the annual San Francisco Bay Area pagan conference, is coming up this weekend. Let’s show our beautiful gender diverse community some love!
  • Use the name and gender that the person currently uses. You can find it on their handy dandy badge and ribbon. Or you can ask! It’s great that you’ve known Pond (they/them/their) since they were Lauren (she/her/hers). Honor their now!  
  • Accidental misgendering/deadnaming happens. It’s a bummer for both parties, but we are evolving beings and sometimes we aren't up to date on everyone. Apologize, use the correct gender/name and move on. Accept that gentle correction (“I go by Sylvia - please use the pronouns e/em/eir.”). This person is trusting you to have this information and it is an honor.
  • Don’t share a person's history without their consent. Last year Rosewood (she/her/hers) may have gone by Thor (he/him/his). It is an honor knowing a piece of her history, but it’s up to her to decide who to share it with!
  • Speak up when you hear misgendering/deadnaming. This is a multi step process and so very important. Be sure that you know the name and gender pronouns are correct for that person. Ask if they consent to you sharing that information if needed. Gently correct the person if you have consent to do so (e.g. "Root prefers they/them/their.")
  • Time and place are important. If a person’s name is on their badge and they’re wearing a pronoun ribbon, then it is public information - within the Pantheacon environment. Just like with magickal names, the person may not be safe to use their true gender in the mundane. Say hi when you bump into each other at Trader Joe’s, but find out their preference.
  • Don't assume pronouns based on gender. I'm genderqueer and use they/them/their but another genderqueer person may use ze/hir/hirs. Just ask if you're not sure.
Honoring our community members is as easy as listening and respecting each person’s wishes. If you're unsure, ask if you may have a conversation with the individual to find out how you can honor their gender.

And for Pantheacon specific support the Circle of Cerridwen has been so kind as to get pronoun ribbons to append to your badges at Pantheacon. As CAYA Initiate Kitsune put so well in a recent blog post:
I want to encourage my cisgender readers to wear the ribbon with your pronouns on them, in solidarity with your fellow Pagans who are trans and/or non-binary.
Have a great con!