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No LGBTQ Jew who is embroiled in moments of loss asks if there is a need for explicitly Jewish LGBTQ spaces. We simply seek out their literal or figurative existence in our lives.

Everlyn A. Hunter
Two men holding hands; hands and wrists are in Pride stripes

The life I live today as a queer Jew of color would not have been possible without our queer forebears and the work they did around the 1969 Stonewall rebellion.

Marques Hollie
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
Rabbi Grushcow with children and adults in the sukkah

"When I was a teenager, people were saying women couldn’t or shouldn’t be rabbis. My reaction was: If you’re telling me not to do this, then this must be of interest."

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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
Headshot of a smiling Marques Hollie against a black backdrop

Marques Hollie talks to us about the Passover performance piece he created called “Go Down Moshe," at the intersection of “the shared otherness of American Jews and people of color.” 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Candle burning in darkness

 Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time opportunity to read and reflect on the names of those we have lost.

Noah Fitzgerel & Lizzie Stein

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