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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.

Recent Posts

Mar 16, 2018

An open letter to white people of faith: 

At every point in the history of the United States there have been people whose faith has provided the bedrock for lifelong efforts to end violence, oppression, and inequity—Dorothy Day, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Bishop Gene Robinson—and there have been others who have used their religion as a weapon to further these same forces; to maintain the oppressive status quo rather than challenge it.

Jun 29, 2017

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.

May 30, 2017

From April 10-13, the second-ever retreat was held of TRUUsT, Transgender Religious professional Unitarian Universalists Together, in Palm Harbor, Florida.

May 11, 2016

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.

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