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  • #WorldPride Toronto 2014!

    By Tera Greene

    3 weeks ago

    World Pride 2014 June 20-29 Toronto

     

    Super Excited to be heading to World Pride 2014.
    Going to be my first time in Toronto.
    Gunna bring some business cards.
    Gunna Dance and Celebrate with the World!
    #WorldPride #RiseUp

    For more info, check out http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/



    Woohoo! World Pride
    WOOHOO!

     

  • UCLA and the anti-Israel students, should we be worried?

    May 23, 2014 | 1:31 pm

    As I sat waiting to testify at Sunny Singh’s hearing before the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) undergraduate student judicial board on May 15, it occurred to me that on college campuses today, students seem to want to hear only from people with whom they agree. And I...

  • Amendment allowing Israeli gays, singles to use surrogate mothers advances

    March 3, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    An Israeli government committee approved an amendment that would allow same-sex couples and singles to use surrogate mothers in Israel.

    The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the amendment to the surrogacy law on Sunday by a vote of 7 to 5. Under the current law, only...

  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

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  • Congresswoman ‘disturbed,’ ‘saddened’ by Ugandan anti-gay bill

    By Ryan Torok

    February 25, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-37th district) has denounced the decision of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to sign into law a bill that criminalizes specific forms of homosexual activity.

    “I am deeply disturbed and saddened that President Museveni decided to sign this...

  • Jewish group condemns new Ugandan anti-gay law

    By Ryan Torok

    February 24, 2014 | 4:55 pm

    After Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a bill assigning a life sentence to some forms of homosexual activity, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), which has made LGBT rights its foremost issue, swiftly responded.

    “By signing this draconian bill...

  • Calendar December 7-13

    By Laura Donney

    December 5, 2013 | 10:01 am

    SAT | DEC 7

    THE KLEZMATICS

    The old country just got a little newer. Taking traditional sounds and themes and infusing them with some modern funk, the Grammy-winning band brings rhythm and timeless spirit to its audiences. With 25 years of experience and a growing fan base, the...

  • U.S., Israeli LGBT community leaders convene

    December 4, 2013 | 4:34 pm

    In a first-ever seminar organized by Project Interchange, an educational institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities from the United States and Israel met recently to explore possible collaborations and...

  • Finding LGBT pride in Chanukah

    By Ryan Torok

    November 26, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Fifteen years ago, Stephen Sass and his husband, Steven Hochstadt, consecrated their commitment to each other during a religious marriage ceremony that took place during Chanukah. The timing was intentional.

    “Chanukah has always resonated deeply for me as a Jew and as a gay man,...

  • Watch: Bar Refaeli speaks out on civil unions

    November 19, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Grab a Hebrew or Russian-speaking friend and check out this sweet video released Sunday by Israeli political party Yesh Atid, promoting their proposed civil unions bill.

    You might not be familiar with many of the 20 Israeli celebs who appear on screen answering the question, “Why...

  • Gay candidate blazes new trail in Israel mayoral race

    October 15, 2013 | 12:49 pm

    As a candidate to become the Middle East's first openly gay mayor, Nitzan Horowitz is hoping his bid to run Israel's famously liberal city of Tel Aviv will help homosexuals across a region where they are widely frowned upon.

    The left-wing legislator is not predicted to defeat the...

  • Ron Diskin: Mapping defenses against HIV

    By Simone Wilson

    October 9, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international scientists must constantly revise their own projects to keep up with findings from across all scientific...

  • Is the Civil Rights movement over?

    August 28, 2013 | 5:17 pm

    Ask any schoolchild when the civil rights movement took place and she will likely tell you it was in the 1960s. Recent events have made us wonder what we can do to re-create a similar sense of urgency about the civil rights at issue today. Although the challenges we are facing...

  • High Holy Days: What’s NEXT for Birthright

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    High Holiday map screenshot. Courtesy of NEXT.

    On Aug. 5, the Birthright Israel alumni organization NEXT launched its 2013 High Holy Days initiative. It features an interactive, nationwide map of services and events — including learning opportunities, dinners and...

  • West Hollywood’s tzedakah mayor

    By Roberto Loiederman

    July 24, 2013 | 4:28 pm

    In any town across the country, a city council meeting can feel a lot like ground zero for American democracy: One by one, residents approach the podium and address the decision-makers with suggestions or grievances. With a few changes, a similar scene could have played out in a...

  • Opposing gay marriage is opposing love

    July 17, 2013 | 10:10 am

    One comes to understand many things after 97 years of life. Here’s one: Sex may fade, but love ... that’s forever.

    So says Issur Danielovitch, the man better known to the world as the nonagenarian actor Kirk Douglas. In an item this week on the Huffington Post, Douglas comes to...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    July 10, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Brianna Fischer

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles named recent UCLA graduate Brianna Fischer of Oak Park as its inaugural Fishel Fellow last month. As part of the two-year paid fellowship, she will participate in hands-on community-service experiences in both...

  • We have no homosexuals here

    By Gina Nahai

    July 10, 2013 | 11:48 am

    First, an apology. 

    To the good men and women of the LGBT community at Sinai Temple and everywhere else in the world, on the subject of said temple’s recent announcement that it would henceforth perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, in reference to the mindless, intolerant and...

  • Jewish embrace of LGBT people recognizes the dignity of all

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    June 28, 2013 | 9:45 am

    Attitudes toward same sex marriage in Judaism have undergone a dramatic change in the last quarter century. The prohibition recorded in Leviticus 18 has been affirmed by some, negated by others and reinterpreted by still others. Did the Torah intend loving same sex relationships?...

  • WeHo rally celebrates same-sex marriage ruling

    June 27, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    Thousands of people came to West Hollywood on June 26 to celebrate expanded rights for the LGBT community.

    They came in groups, and they came pushing baby carriages. They came wearing button-down shirts, and they came in rainbow tutus. Some wore wedding rings and stood quietly...

  • Jewish values dictate protecting gay marriage

    June 26, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    In the early 1970s, while I was CEO of the Seagram Company, public dialogue about gay rights was largely nonexistent in corporate America. Social discourse had not yet even evolved into the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ethos that dominated the following decades. Homosexuality was simply...

  • L.A. Jewish LGBT community reacts to same-sex marriage decisions

    June 26, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Leaders of the area’s Jewish LGBT community rejoiced today after the Supreme Court ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples, was unconstitutional. The court also paved the way for a return of same-sex marriage to...

  • Los Angeles rabbis respond to Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:56 am

    The Jewish Journal invited rabbis from throughout Los Angeles to contribute their thoughts and reactions to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. The following is a sampling of what we have received and we will be adding more as we receive more responses.


    Rabbi Ken...

  • Jewish groups ride roller-coaster week of Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:46 am

    A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

    It’s been a week of roller-coaster highs and lows at the Supreme Court for liberal Jewish groups. Their collective pledge: Stick it out.

    “These...

  • AJWS president Ruth Messinger applauds Supreme Court ruling on DOMA & Prop 8

    June 26, 2013 | 9:03 am

    American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled in two cases related to marriage equality.

    “We applaud today’s historic decisions by the Supreme Court to strike down discriminatory laws as a major victory...

  • Opposition continues despite new Boy Scout policy

    June 19, 2013 | 4:13 pm

    In 2001, Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) overwhelmingly decided to end its sponsorship of Cub Scout Pack 1300 to protest the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) policy banning openly gay scouts and leaders. It ended a nearly 50-year tradition of scouting at the Reform congregation.

    ...
  • This week from Israel - Tel-Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 10, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    This Friday, 100,000 people from all around the world gathered in Tel-Aviv for a big, colorful celebration of Pride. Straights, Homosexuals, Transgenders, Bisexuals- all came to show their support of equality in our society.

    This combination of a celebration and a protest took...

  • Middle East gay pride and LGBT safety exist only in Israel

    June 10, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Tel Aviv just hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival, attended by a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants, including some of Israel’s most powerful politicians. Here is The Times of Israel report on the event:

    “Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai kicked off the...

  • Thousands attend Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade

    June 7, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Tens of thousands of people joined in Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride Parade, the first after arrests were made in the 2009 double murder at a gay community center.

    Israeli media reported that the parade on Friday was the first time in four years that police did not send undercover...

  • Three arrested in 2009 attack on gay club in Tel Aviv

    June 5, 2013 | 2:12 pm

    Three suspects were arrested in connection with a 2009 shooting attack at a youth center for gays in Tel Aviv.

    The suspects, who are Jewish, were arrested on Wednesday and are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

    A teenager and a youth adviser were killed in the Aug. 1, 2009 attack on the Bar Noar club for gay, lesbian and transgender youth.

    A gag order remains on the details of the investigation in which more than 1,000 people have been interrogated.

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