I got back from the last day of Trans Weekend, a sermon thrown by one of the local churches
. The service was INTENSE, and I mean that in a good way. Really reminded me of the church I went to when I was little, lots of music, lots of singing, lots of dancing, everyone being loud and engaged. It's the first time in a long time I've seen a church filled to bursting with people.
It was also long, but I was never bored. So intense I was DRAINED afterward, just because of the sheer energy everyone had--and I didn't even dance or sing! Just BEING there, moved by the spirit, wore me out! Really beautiful and really welcoming.
...but again, there were NO folks from the other trans groups in town! Nobody. And it's not like these guys were hiding this event from folks, hell, they were there at Interfaith Pride, and were really reaching out to people. So they were spreading the word, just... none of the other trans groups came. (And this is a conservative area, there are other trans Christians around.)
What the hell, guys? Especially since I been hearing that one of the white trans groups has been wondering where all the black people are. They're HERE. Here, guys, and advertising, but apparently everyone's just forgetting they exist or something.