Monday, November 30, 2009

The TDOR Service video

Hi everyone,

I now can post the entire sermon from the Transgender Day of Remembrance service Safe Haven hosted at the Pastor's home here in West Covina.

I must apologize in advance because the Video Server (VEOH) inserts commercials during the playing of the video. But free comes with a price-tag these days. Today this stuff is billed as a feature of the program rather than a nuisance, but that just shows you how "old school" I really am.

Sorry - the embedded video is temporarily unavailable. VEOH the video server has dumped it and I am searching for a new and more reliable host.

OK here's the fix - using Blip TV now the following 3 links are for the entire service - the Sermon starts in Part 2 and continues into part 3. Many thanks to Randy Detroit for the camera work, editing and the help getting this back up. I apologize for the commercials on Blip TV but it's the price one pays for "free" these days.

I hope you all had great Thanksgiving

Hugs and Blessings,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blank Spaces and Thanksgiving

Greetings everyone,

I must apologize for being so silent this month and leaving a big blank space. I have been so busy with everything I'm involved in and then I had a very bad cold for several days and now the rush to get things done for the holidays has it's hooks in me. The turkey is in the oven now with apple-pecan stuffing and all the fixings.

I just wanted to say the TDOR service went very well and I will post the video as soon as it is edited. If anyone is interested in the text of the sermon e-mail me at and I will gladly send it to you.

This picture is of me laughing while trying to swallow too big a piece of the communion bread. Having never actually prepared a communion service all by myself before I thought it would be nice to use bigger pieces of bread -- you know, making it seem a bit more substantial than just a tidbit. Well, I broke it up into fairly big pieces but the bread turned out to be quite tough and chewy. By the time we were all served we were all chewing and chewing and chewing and chewing and chewing and chewing and... Until we were all busting up. So it is back to tidbits or wafers this Saturday. You live and learn and sometimes you just gotta laugh about it.

I wish everyone the best Thanksgiving possible. One thing I am thankful for is the freedom we are gaining to be ourselves openly, and I am thankful for all of my T-sisters and T-brothers who are out and making their way in the world and I am thankful for all those who have suffered and died in order that we are better able to stand - let us never forget them.

Thank You all very much!!

Hugs and Blessings,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day of Remembrance to be Celebrated in Church Service

Greetings everyone,

I have recently been invited to be the guest speaker and host for a Saturday Church Service in West Covina on November 21st. Seeing as how this is the day after the Transgender Day of Remembrance I thought I would put out feelers for a few very short stories about transgender folk that you have personally known to include in the Service. I really would like to touch on the personal connections we have with our trans-sisters and brothers who have gone before us to blaze the trail. (If you send me any stories please put in the subject line "D.O.R. story" so I don't miss it - thanks).

This Service is part of the ministry of Safe Haven Community Christian Church and it will be held in the Pastor's Home at 2 PM - please contact me for the address if you would like to attend (contact info below). You are welcome to come dressed according to your preference and there is (limited) space if you need to come early to change. This is a totally safe "trans-ally" space and all are welcome.

Please feel free to pass this request and invitation on to others in Southern California. If anyone has the ability to video tape this service I would like to be contacted regarding this too.

There is a good web site regarding the Day of Remembrance at:

Hugs and Blessings,
Eva-Genevieve! Scarborough
Freelance Advocate for Human / Civil-Rights and Faith without Prejudice
(619) 495-6229