LGBTQ+ rights advocates immediately condemned the statement, including Jewish LGBTQ+ thought leaders, activists, and rabbis.
Rafi Peretz’s admission that he has practiced conversion therapy on gay youths came days after his comments calling intermarriage a “Holocaust.”
As we fight the violent bigots on the far right, it is disheartening that those who purport to be more welcoming are closing their doors to us.
Recognizing the complexity of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Dyke March should be both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine.
Growing up Jewish and gay, Peter Fox now feels welcome at the Celebrate Israel Parade.
An event on LGBTQ issues in the modern Orthodox community drew a full house.
Sephardic and Mizrahi queer Jews face the fear of rejection from their communities. One young man is determined to change that.
While you were deciphering Taylor Swift music videos and drafting your fantasy football teams, Billy Eichner was quietly taking over pop culture.
Last March, this newspaper published a classic example of pinkwashing, which is the concerted effort by supporters of Israel to tout Israel’s excellent LGBT rights record to win support for Israel in general. In their straightforwardly titled piece, “LGBT Activists Should Know Friends From Foes,” Stuart Applebaum and Benjamin Weinthal stated plainly that activists “should be sure we are on the right side of history” by supporting the only pro-gay regime in the Middle East.
Things are not always easy for a nice Jewish boy from Queens who happens to be 50 years ahead of his time. On May 21, Franklin Kameny will be 85 years old. As “Leaders from the 1960s: A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism” (Greenwood Press) explains, in 1957 Kameny, a World War II combat veteran and Harvard PhD in astronomy, was fired from his job as an astronomer in the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C., simply because he was gay. Radicalized, Kameny became a vocal activist at a time when other downtrodden and discriminated-against gay people scarcely dared to show their faces in public.