This page is dedicated to remembering our Transcestors
Tessa ‘Jean Marie’ Sarver
Sunrise March 22, 1964 – Sunset November 2017
“Oh my!” sweetie pie, we miss you saying that. Tessa was a loving presence devoted to social justice. Her friendship and sisterhood will be deeply missed. She was obsessed with mathematics and loved to think of it as another language. A talented guitar player, she would often fill Mail Night with the sound of complicated jazz, chosen by her on the radio. She was committed to disrupting the system!
Minister BobbieJean Baker
Sunrise March 20, 1964 – Sunset January 1, 2014
An advocate, a role model, a minister, a legacy. Bobbie Jean Baker will be remembered. She will be remembered for her community work in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area since 1992. She was part of the transgender group Transcendence Gospel Choir for over 10 years. Additionally, she was a lay minister at Transcending Transgender Ministries and an ordained minister at City Refuge United Church of Christ, and the West Coast Regional TransSaints Minister of the Fellowship Of Affirming Ministries. She touched many lives at Tri-City Health Center in Fremont and at Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center and beyond.
Melenie was on born O’ahu, Hawai’i. She bravely transitioned at 14 and demonstrated that courage and passion for the rest of her life. Melenie joined TGIJP in 2004 and words do not describe her contribution for over 9 years. She brought a sense of welcomeness and warmth. She is loved and missed.
Melenie, we honor you. Thank you for blessing us with your life. In your memory we continue the struggle for survival, self-determination, and freedom.