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Jewish Teen Offers Incredible Bar Mitzvah Speech In Support Of Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Oregon teen is heating up the blogosphere after video footage of his incredible Bar Mitzvah speech in support of same-sex marriage surfaced. In...

Hurricane Sandy Is 'Divine Justice' For New York's Gay Marriage Law, Rabbi Claims (UPDATE)

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

UPDATE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has denounced Rabbi Noson Leiter's claims and called for an apology in an email statement: "The comments made b...

A Train Ride With Avraham

Matt Adler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Adler

All my life I had worked to build my confidence as a member of the LGBT community. And here was a man from halfway around the world whom I had never met before telling me whom to sleep with. This man whom I worked so hard not to stereotype was proving to be ever so stereotypical.

Family Feud: How to Cope with Family Resistance

Dougall Fraser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dougall Fraser

Recently, David received an invitation to a bar mitzvah on his side of the family. It was explained to us that I was not invited to the synagogue for services because it would create too much gossip within their religious community.

Why I'm Going Back to My Synagogue After 25 Years Away

Wayne Hoffman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Hoffman

I decided in my teens that I was done with synagogue -- largely because as I came to terms with being a young gay man, I realized that the Conservative movement didn't have room for me.

Orthodox Jews Issue Statement In Support Of Gays

Religion News Service | By Michele Chabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) More than 100 modern-Orthodox rabbis, educators and mental-health professionals in Israel ...

An Interview With Rabbi Steven Greenberg: Orthodox And Gay

Religion News Service | Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) More than 100 gay and lesbian Jewish leaders recently wrapped up a meeting in Berkeley, Calif., to de...