Why does that matter? Well, Rev. Partridge is the first transgender to be ordained in the Episcopal Church--and, to my knowledge, one of the first transgender clergy members of any denomination in the United States.
He completed his transition in 2001. Still, a commenter to the article I linked said that Rev. Partridge "should be happy with what God gave him." I don't know whether to be appalled or amused: That comment is usually reserved for folks like me, i.e., male to female transgenders.
Perhaps I should do the Christian thing and give that commenter--who goes by the name "ohmama" credit for not misgendering Rev. Partridge.