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Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo

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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 most inspires me is the effort the Reform Jewish community is making with its Jewish summer camps – taking concrete steps toward being fully inclusive of LGBTQ youth. This is a powerful way in which the Reform Jewish community is actualizing its values and profoundly impacting the lives of Jewish youth who may not always have access to environments that are inclusive and welcoming.

I met my own wife at summer camp; the...

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