Well I guess I wont be attending Temple of Sekmet anytime soon...one of the Priestesses mentioned :
"Here at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality, dedicated to Sekhmet we address this issue individually. I ask the group how they feel about having a person calling themselves female but not necessarily having been born with a female body participate in a Women Only event, and the group decides. I am happy to say this arrangement has worked out well, and that to date, the women have always welcomed the person and the event has gone well."
"My personal feelings are anyone willing to take on the mantle of "woman" in a society where women are at best second class citizens, has my support."
Well here's MY response:
And I can tell you thousands of Goddess women, most of us Lesbian, Amazon and Dianic oriented who do not feel that way as men usurp the last of our Spaces..and our Mysteries. The Castrati, Two spirits, those born male who feel "womanly" have THEIR OWN Mysteries.
We feel VERY STRONGLY about Female Soveriegn/WBW/WBF space and as Amazons, Dianics, and DykeAmazons will defend it forever...
Call us the Michfest Amazon Sisterhood..we are in.mourning at the end of the most Matriarchal space on the Planet..and yes we went out with Fireworks..6609 of us and more are in mourning..no Amazon Homeland to return to next year. And there were MANY rituals wothin that last 40th Gathering last August 2015...including the LARGEST Dianic womyn's ritual I have EVER attended...400 strong..taking over the entire meadow..with a 30 ft Goddess statue erected at the beginning of every Festival...it was Amazing..and the last large Gathering.of our Tribe..many of us cried...myself included...at this great loss...