The White House Guest List for Pope Francis Visit…It’s a doozey!
Submitted by IWB, on September 16th, 2015
Nicole is the Secretary of Asociación Colectivo Alejandría, a collective of transgender and intersex people seeking to promote awareness, provide training and education, and advocate for their community. Nicole is also a member of the Salvadoran Network of Defenders of Women’s Human Rights and a facilitator of varying workshops.
At her core, Nicole is an artist, designer, facilitator, and therapist who has transformed her “artistic skills into tools for social design.” She describes herself as a “woman in constant construction and destruction because [she] believes in the evolutionary nature of the human being.”
2. MARCIA GARBER:
Marcia is a member of Dignity Boston, a group of Catholic advocates for gay and transgender persons. Garber’s son C.J. was transgender, born female but presenting as male. She committed suicide in 2009.
3. MATEO WILLIAMSON:
Mateo Williamson, a transgender Catholic and the former co-chairman of Transgender Caucus for Dignity USA.
4. REV, STEPHANIE SPELLERS:
Rev. Stephanie Spellers, a Episcopal theologian. Spellers wasn’t able to register for the event in time, but tells CNS News she “did get the invite.” Spellers is the author of “Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation.”
5. REV. CAMERON PARTRIDGE:
Rev. Cameron Partridge, the first transgender person to preach at Washington National Cathedral.
6. Also attending, not through Taylor but via a direct invitation from the White House, is gay Catholic blogger Aaron Ledesma and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Additionally there is Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of NETWORK, which describes itself as “a national Catholic social justice lobby.” Sister Campbell is attending two events – the White House reception and Pope Francis’ address to Congress September 24
SOUNDS LIKE AN INVITATION FROM HEROD AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE.