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Colored pencils placed in a way such that their tips create negative space in the shape of a heart

As I skimmed headlines on the Israel new sites I check daily, I saw many of the same topics that have filled this space for the past few weeks. I ran through the list in my head: Kotel? Check.

Chelsea Feuchs
Team photo of smiling college students standing and kneeling with their arms around one another while wearing uniforms and posing on some sort of field

“Don’t you hate how everyone always tries to put you in a box?” Throughout my junior year of high school, I received a lot of advice and wisdom from my youth group advisor, Amanda, but that was wha

Lucy Brown
Israeli and rainbow flags at gay pride parade in Tel Aviv

The first time I participated in a gay pride parade was in 1981, when I marched with my mother as part of the contingent from PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Cantor Evan Kent
Transgender symbol painted on young person's palm

One of my earliest memories of queerness happened at home, watching TV with my mom. There was a special about a transgender woman, and I was intrigued.

Lea Andersen
CLoseup of two young and cleancut men in suits with bowties as though at their wedding
Rabbi Karen Perolman
Collage of two photos includes one of a smiling man marching in a pride parade with a Shaar Zahav banner behind him and the other photo shows the same man with his husband as they both wear rainbow Star of David shirts

“It’s not as much fun being gay;
It’s now the American way.
What was edgy and cool
Is really old-school
When everyone thinks we’re OK.”

Eddie Reynolds
An interracial lesbian couple shares their first kiss on their wedding day with their friends and family cheering in the background

This Pride Month, I’m settling into my new job as a member of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Audacious Hospitality team, and one of the elements of this work that

Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo
Rainbow flag in the breeze

Pride Month, celebrated annually in June, offers an opportunity for LGBTQ folks and their allies to celebrate increased visibility.

Max Antman
Men in white tees holding up an LGBTQ rainbow flag

On May 2, 2017, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced

Max Antman
Injustice written on a blackboard with the Un partially erased

As anyone with a Jewish mother can attest, guilt is a powerful tool. (Now that I’m a Jewish mother myself, I can crack that joke.) Its power often prompts us to act.

Catherine Gibson

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