May 15, 2012
Y-Love, black Jewish rapper, comes out as gay
Yitz Jordan’s identity as a black Orthodox Jewish rapper was already a bit complicated. Jordan, known as Y-Love has struggled with his public image for years—and today in an interview published by Out magazine Y-Love revealed that he is gay.
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I met Jordan, 34, at Jewlicious in 2009, when I was there to discuss my own complicated Jew-ish identity. His story has been passing around my Jewish friends on Facebook today, and I’ve seen nothing but support (like this from William Daroff).