Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Jewish organizations have made great strides in gay inclusionóbut must do more
Posted on 12/23/2012 4:24:02 PM PST by Salman
BOSTON (JTA) -- At the 2009 General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, 50 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews and their allies gathered in a small room on the ninth floor of the conference hotel.
The event was not part of the official GA program, and the room was in the hinterlands of the hotel, hidden from the public eye. It reminded me of photos of 1950s gay bars, underground dives with no signs or windows. At the biggest annual gathering of Jews in the world, it felt like LGBT Jews were still stuck in the closet.
It used to be rare for LGBT equality to be on the agenda of a major Jewish conference. Now it is rare for it not to be. The Jewish community is changing and, three years after that first gathering, I could feel and see that change at the 2012 GA.
At this years reception for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Jews, and their family, friends and allies, we celebrated the release of a new report, the Human Rights Campaigns Jewish Organization Equality Index on the state of LGBT inclusion in North American Jewish organizations.
People flowed into the reception room until the line was out the door; we had to turn people away. Dana Beyer, executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, remarked, "Who would have thought that we would reach the day when people would be lining up waiting to get into a room at the GA to talk about LGBT equality?"
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Gays voted 90+ for obama and jews voted 75+ for obama...
The writer of this piece forgot the O in his first name.
If homosexuality is so great, why do they have to refer to it as being “gay”? All of the homosexuals I’ve ever seen are definitely not “gay”.
EMBRACE THE HEBLEWS!
Moses commanded it.
Oh, on second thought .......
I am not trying to be totally silly here, much less offensive. I'm trying to grasp what it is about "being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer" that they feel they are being "excluded" if they have not been put in the program as a interest-group, spotlighted, or recognized?
(Maybe that's not a very coherent question. Like I said, I'm kinda just puzzling about it.)
Its hard to be gay and smiling with papilloma warts perirectally and an anal fistula.
and Ortho Jews voted Romney.
They want to babysit your children.
I kind’a doubt that. But if it’s true, all may be lost, indeed.
This from a believing Noachide.
The wifi I’m using wont let me go back on my posts, but I posted about a month ago a map by the NYT showing Romney winning all the Ortho neighborhoods in nyc
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
All the leaders of these “Jewish” groups can bend over and take one for the team.
Orthodox Jews, of course, were not invited. Can’t have those people thinking they belong.
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