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Knitted rainbow kippah resting on a rainbow flag

I am queer.

J Collins
A white correspondence card with a handwritten Thank you! on it, halfway out of a red envelope

After visiting his transgender son during his first semester away at college, a father writes a loving note, thanking him for being an inspiration.

Rabbi Peter Kessler
Close up of a persons fingers holding a button bearing the colors of the bisexuality pride flag

Coming out and owning my bisexuality has reinforced that this – and all parts of my identity – make me wholly Jewish.

Chris Harrison
Hand holding up a sign that represents multiple genders

My daughter was born with gender dysphoria, meaning her biological sex does not match her gender identity. 

Alisa Gold
Closeup of a couple of unidentifiable genders holding hands

Created to commemorate the day that peace was restored between the Jewish tribes, allowing women to marry men from different tribes, many see Tu B’Av as symbolizing the freedom to love without prejudice. 

Chris Harrison and Mo Selkirk
Collage of photos of the author at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade

As a queer rabbinical student, I felt that recent comments by an Orthodox rabbi were inaccurate at best and, at worst, possible incitement to hatred or violence against LGBTQ+ Jews.

Dara Lithwick
Sci-Tech campers and staff showing support for the LGBTQIA+ community

At our Reform summer camp, we instill in campers the importance of kavod (respect), helping to create an environment in which everyone can be themselves – without fear.

Rabishaw and Sarah Millstein
Canadian flag on flagpole with bright blue sky in the background

Let’s celebrate Canada Day by embracing diversity, reaffirming our duty to care for each other, and ensuring our communal places reflect hospitality and lovingkindness.

Rivka Campbell and Dara Lithwick
Individuals dressed in rainbow clothing and holding Jewish signs at a Pride rally

Much progress has been made since the Stonewall uprising in June 1969, but the fight for LGBTQ equality, protection, and inclusion continues in our communities.

Jacob Greenblatt
The author with his husband and their sons

Eighteen years ago it was not that common for gay men to become parents. My husband and I had few role models and a hard time finding diaper bags designed for men.

Rabbi Victor S. Appell

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