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I wear purple today because I am alive

By Tera Greene

October 20, 2010 | 2:17 pm

I am purple. 
I love my purple hat. 
I wear it often; in fact, I think
I wear it all of the time. 
It seems like it. 
It’s comforting, this purple hat. 
I wear it on my head and it... read on

  • Israeli, Orthodox, and Gay

    By Janelle Eagle

    October 19, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    For the readers who are interested in learning more about the intersections between Judaism and sexual orientation, I invite you to come to this event in Los Angeles.
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    A WIDER BRIDGE PRESENTS

    Israeli,Orthodox and Gay

    A panel discussion with four of the men and women
    leading... read on

  • When Being Poor Makes You a Rich Person

    By Janelle Eagle

    October 17, 2010 | 1:23 pm

    My first job out of college was fundraising for GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. I spent three years pounding the pavement in markets such as San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. I wined and dined some of the most successful and affluent... read on

  • Raising The Next Gender Nation

    By Kalil Cohen

    October 14, 2010 | 3:13 pm

          In a time of increased polarity, where the right seems to be growing more violent, afraid, and vindictive, and where queer people are caught in the spotlight of the culture wars, I feel so lucky to be a Jew.  Certainly not all Jews and not all Jewish communities are open... read on

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  • A Blessed and Full Cycle of Life

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    October 14, 2010 | 12:08 am

    On October 1,2010, my grandfather Jake Gottfried, passed away.  He was a brilliant architect, and a humble, gentle man.  My grandfather was, and still is, an exquisite role model to me, and showed me how to live my life with integrity.  I mourn the loss of my grandfather, but amidst... read on

  • Sarah Silverman speaks out about bullying kids who are gay or lesbian.

    By Maital Guttman

    October 10, 2010 | 9:19 am

    I love Sarah Silverman.  I first met her in person at the GLAAD media awards.  I love her irreverent sense of humor, but mostly I love how she uses this humor to make a point, and even make a difference.  She got young people to make the “Great Schlep” down to Florida to convince... read on

  • Do Not Stand Idly By: A Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives

    By Naomi Goldberg

    October 8, 2010 | 12:35 pm

    I’ve been horrified to hear about the recent rash of suicides of LGBT and other marginalized youth who have been bullied and made to feel worthless. How did we come to such a place where children feel that they have no escape from bullying but to kill themselves?  While we can work... read on

  • ‘Mo Moments

    By Tera Greene

    October 5, 2010 | 1:43 pm

    The other day I found myself dancing gayly - I mean, happily/freely -  with fellow blogger, Kalil Cohen,  in celebration of Simchat Torah.  At one point in the night, I broke concentration from my intense jump, jivin’ and wailin’, and thought to myself whilst the Cantor and... read on

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