Jewish law loves to separate people into airtight categories. Real-life sex and gender are more complicated. What then?
Was Georg Mordechai Langer’s the first modern attempt to reconcile homosexuality and Judaism?
The virtuoso of queer theory’s rhetorically playful and nuanced prose on AIDS, Lana Turner, and the ‘imminence of nothingness’
Bizarre clash of ideals at CUNY, where Israel is accused of using its gay-rights record to conceal its oppression of Palestinians
Whitney’s mother to Oprah: Gay is not OK. Is her prejudice any different from ours against intermarriage?
Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful
Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music
Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa confronts the challenges of gay life in the Mideast in An Arab Melancholia
John Travolta’s massages, ‘homosexual Jewish men’ in Hollywood, and the true nature of prejudice
In the documentary DevOUT, gay Jews struggle to reconcile their faith with their sexuality while raising families within the Orthodox world
Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more
And a sensational, near-fatal kosher sandwich!
Candidate is no longer sufficiently homophobic
Obama to attend controversial breakfast; Jew-groups silent
Warns against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell