GOOD MORNING!! HAD A VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD WHEN THINGS TOOK A TURN! LOL!
Barbara Satin, a transgender activist around issues of aging, faith and gender justice, was born in 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her father died a year-and-a-half later, leaving her mother to raise four children with the help of supportive relatives. Roman Catholicism was deeply engrained in the family; all children went to Catholic schools and the church was an important part of their daily lives. Raised as a boy, Barbara was aware of her gender difference at an early age but had no vocabulary or ideas with which to understand and address it. She only knew that she needed to hide her differences in order to survive. After two years living away from home as a young teenage seminarian, Barbara realized a call to priestly ministry wasn’t going to work because of her gender issues, so she left the seminary and finished up at a local Catholic high school. After high school, Barbara studied at a local Catholic college, focusing first on philosophy, then graduating with a degree in sociology. One vivid memory of those college years was the national media attention in late 1952 around Christine Jorgensen who had sexual reassignment surgery in Denmark. This was Barbara’s first awareness that there were other people like her. lbgtran Read More>>>>>>