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  • Obama must take action on LGBT rights overseas

    October 20, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    When I was a young man, still in the closet, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of the most prolific authorities on Jewish law of the 20th century, described gay people as rebels against God.  Grossly misinformed about the phenomenon, Rabbi Feinstein posited that homosexuals were possessed...
  • For trailblazing Israeli lacrosse squad, a pioneer for gay athletes in net

    July 10, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    In the years after coming out as gay, lacrosse player Andrew Goldstein recalls being asked on panel discussions whether major American professional sports leagues would include openly gay athletes.

    It’s a question, Goldstein said, that is no longer relevant with Jason Collins in...

  • Anti-gay persecution abroad demands U.S. action

    July 8, 2014 | 12:37 pm

    Every parent imagines and treasures a child’s first words, first steps, first love. Our children will graduate high school and then college, find their passion, marry their sweetheart, have children of their own.

    There are also things a parent privately dreads. In 2010,...

  • A new resource for LGBT Jews

    June 11, 2014 | 10:02 am

    In 2009, nine years into Shelby Ilan-Pacheco’s marriage to her husband, she came to know with certainty something she had felt for so long. She was gay. But knowing this and doing something about it, doing anything, really, were two different things. 

    “I was paralyzed,” recalled...

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  • Massachusetts Jews reflect on a decade of marriage equality

    May 30, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    Ten years ago, shortly after midnight on May 17, 2004, a jubilant Arthur Lipkin and his longtime partner descended the stone steps of Cambridge City Hall clutching a marriage license application.

    It was a historic night of revelry and celebration, as Massachusetts became the...

  • Why Marriage Equality is Right for Everyone

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 2, 2013 | 11:59 pm

    I have a very vivid memory of being back in 6th grade at the local elementary school in north Orange County, watching a film based on futurist Alvin Toffler’s best-selling 1970 book, Future Shock, which predicted a cyber-filled future with people feeling disoriented from, in his...

  • Birthright Israel: Upcoming L.A. LGBT and Ally Trip!

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    February 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

    REGISTER NOW FOR MAY 2013 L.A. LGBT AND ALLY TRIP!!  

    This exciting trip is specifically designed for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young Jewish adults and their family/friends from the Los Angeles area. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater L.A. and JQ...

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