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Ivory and blue knit yarmulke pinned to top of dark haired head

If I hadn’t been wearing a yarmulke, I never would have spoken to the secular drag queen cashier in Tel Aviv, nor would he have met me, a queer Reform rabbinical student.

Andrew Oberstein
Closeup of the hands and Converse sneakers of a teenage girl sitting on asphalt

At the Pride service my transgender daughter recently organized at our temple, she noted how she has always felt at home there. As her mom, those words warmed my heart.

Alisa Gold
Person hold Pride flag and using cell phone to photograph a Pride parade

We come from different backgrounds but are driven by a simple shared goal: justice for all LGBTQ people, especially transgender and gender non-conforming folks.

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz and Lizzie Stein
Gender neutral bathroom sign that says, "Who Cares?" with an image that is 1/2 man and 1/2 woman

Learn how individuals and communities can celebrate people who are their most authentic, truest selves, even if we have no idea when they will come out to us.

Sarah M. Kipp
Two men, one holding a rose, shown from the neck down on their wedding day

Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriageEven as we celebrate this victory, there’s still much work to do.

Noah Fitzgerel
Campers and staff in a friendship circle as seen from outside the circle

The only connection to Judaism I maintained in high school was through sporadic summers at camp. I returned there as a counselor before college, after my mom came out.

Chelsea Feuchs
The author with his husband and son

When my son Jacob asks how he was made, I’ll have the answer ready: “God, science, and a whole lot of love.” Of course, there are many more details to his story…

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg
Israeli and rainbow flags at gay pride parade in Tel Aviv

Although Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are only 36 miles apart, there is a world of difference in their gay pride parades.

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

Forcing transgender public school students to use bathrooms that conflict with their gender identity can contribute to the alarmingly high rate of transgender suicides.

Lea Andersen
Rainbow flag in the breeze

Pride Month offers LGBTQ folks and allies an opportunity to celebrate increased visibility, but this year, there is deep frustration for many in this vibrant community.

Max Antman

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