The Transgender Faith and Action Network (TFAAN) is excited to bring its brightest stars and emerging leaders into a safe and intimate space to have dialogue around the most pressing issues and challenges for the trans community. The TFAAN Retreat is an opportunity for trans folk to decompress, be heard, engage and collaborate with great and like-minded community.
TFAAN is a collective of trans people of faith who recognize the value of being connected to one another and providing mutual support. TFAAN began as TransFaith in Color, a collaborative effort among trans people of various faith traditions to create more welcoming and affirming houses of worship. TransFaith in Color hosted convenings in 2010, 2011, and 2012, connecting hundreds of trans people and allies under the shared goals of learning, networking, healing, and empowerment. TFAAN builds upon the work done by the trans people of color and faith who founded these efforts.
TFAAN is also co-convener of the Trans Seminarian Leaders Cohort, a yearlong leadership development program for transgender, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming seminarians in the United States. This is a partnership between The Freedom Center, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Pacific School of Religion, and The Task Force.
TFAAN exists not only to change policies and raise awareness about issues that affect the trans community, but also to provide spaces for trans folks to network and heal. The annual retreat is an opportunity for trans folk to decompress, be heard, engage and collaborate with like-minded community.