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Rainbow coming out of a fluffy white cloud amid a blue sky

This week, I tell a friend I’d love to chat but actually I have to run Yom Kippur services are starting soon and I’ve got to repent for my sins before the gates are closed. She laughs. “Well, you’re gay, so you’ve definitely got a lot of repenting to do.”

Avital Abraham
LGBTQ rally in Israel

A classmate recently snapped a photo of a billboard promoting Israel’s right-wing Yachad party that read: “So there won’t be a child with a father and a father!”

Chelsea Feuchs
Two smiling people holding Jewishly themed Pride Parade signs

The Reform Jewish Movement is encouraged to see the House prioritizing issues directly impacting the lives of LGBTQ+ Americans, but the Senate has yet to consider the Equality Act or LGBTQ+ provisions in a COVID-19 response bill. That is where we, as a people committed to social justice, have a role to play. 

Jamie Starr
Rainbow colored sound waves between two earbuds

This summer, just in time for Pride Month, ReformJudaism.org is proudly releasing season two of Wholly Jewish, which will focus on members of the Jewish LGBTQ+ community. 

Chris Harrison
Cantor David Berger smiling and strumming a guitar

Meet Cantor David Berger, the cantor at Chicago’s KAM Isaiah Israel and ReformJudaism.org’s current Ten Minutes of Torah commentator for the Book of Leviticus.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Amanda Ryan rests her chin her her hand and smiles behind a fully lit menorah

A number of things have helped me get to a place where I felt more accepting of my own identities and able to take shame and doubt and transform them into strength and courage.

Amanda Ryan
Colorful paper cutouts depicting a group of people

I am Black, I am Jewish, and I am a lesbian, among other things – and I am all of those things at all times in every context; not parts that intersect, but a whole person who fits into different worlds and spaces.

Everlyn A. Hunter
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

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