Zr. Alex Kapitan is a transgender and queer faith-based anti-oppression activist, organizer, and educator and a co-leader of the Transforming Hearts Collective, which helps faith communities practice radical inclusion and supports queer and trans folk in accessing religion and spirituality.
Alex is also on the steering committee of TRUUsT, an organization of Unitarian Universalist trans religious professionals, serves on the leadership of the spirituality track for the LGBTQ Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference, sings with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, and plays for United Front, the nation's first all-/no-gender roller derby team. Alex's writing can be found in anthologies including Falling Into the Sky and Becoming, and at the blog Roots Grow the Tree.
On June 24, 2017, delegates to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly in New Orleans overwhelmingly voted to approve language to make Unitarian Universalism’s second source more inclusive of people of all genders.
Last month marked a historic occasion. From Monday April 11 through Thursday April 14, fifteen Unitarian Universalist transgender and genderqueer ministers and religious educators gathered together in a first-ever retreat at the beautiful Asilomar retreat center in Pacific Grove, California.