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Goodnight, New York: A Sermon on the Move

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 10:26 AM

The following is from an essay that appears in a new collection of LGBTQ writing about New York City, Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York City edited by Thomas Keith, with an introduction by Christopher Bram, and published by Vantage Point Books.

World AIDS Day, 2011
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Religion and Gay Marriage: Unpacking the Ketubah

(10) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 1:37 AM

My family and I just moved to Montreal. In contrast with the United States, where it took my Canadian partner eight years to get a green card, for this move, she could simply sponsor me as her spouse. In "the true north strong and free," we are getting used to...

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A Match Worth Making? A Response to Orthodox Jewish 'Straight' Marriages

(65) Comments | Posted August 19, 2011 | 12:08 PM

"Move to Denver!" It was all I could do to keep myself from shouting at the screen while watching Brokeback Mountain a few years ago. In a New York City movie theater, this behavior would not stand out. Jack and Ennis, the central characters, secret lovers for decades, were fighting....

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On Corn and Marriage: A Rabbi's Reflections from the New York Senate Gallery

(4) Comments | Posted June 27, 2011 | 12:05 PM

After the vote on Marriage Equality on Friday, I sat dumbfounded in the gallery of the New York State Senate in Albany. Earlier that week, when the Senate passed a resolution declaring sweet corn the official state vegetable instead of taking up legislation on marriage equality, I knew we had...

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It Gets Beautiful: One Rabbi's Perspective on Being Jewish and LGBTQ

(130) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 9:42 PM

Living on Long Island as a sheltered teenager in the '80s, the term "lesbian" might as well have been a country in the Middle East, somewhere in the Interzone between Mesopotamia and Bilitis, due south of the Well of Loneliness.

That was a long time ago. I came out...

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