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In Omaha, Three Faiths Share One Big Idea

The Tri-Faith Initiative brings together a synagogue, a church, and a mosque, with a promise to build bridges between them

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As the Israeli Government Bans Same-Sex Adoptions, Likud’s Only Openly Gay MK Speaks UP

Threatening to vote against the government unless the decision is reversed, Amir Ohana nevertheless advocates looking at the bigger picture

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Come to the Bimah and Read From the Torah! But First, What’s Your Preferred Gender Pronoun?

The rise in Americans identifying as nonbinary poses a question for synagogues: How to invite some congregants for an aliyah.

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The Iranian Regime Makes War on Queers

Iran Week: Homosexuals and other sexual minorities face increasingly dire circumstances under the repressive Shiite theocracy

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Love—and Learn About—Your Jewish LGBT Neighbor

A Tablet reading list for Pride

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Transgender and Jewish

When I decided to physically transition from female to male, I didn’t consciously consider how my relationship to Judaism might change as a result

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Leading Sephardic Rabbi Faces Backlash After Voicing Support for LGBT Community

Joseph Dweck, who’s based in London, has faced criticism for his views on same-sex love

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Sorry, Kids: Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ Is Not Transphobic

Citing the track’s ‘dangerous rhetoric,’ a group of Canadian college students—who believe the song ‘minimizes the experiences of oppression’—have it all wrong: Lou Reed was a vanguard for gender identity.

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‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’

Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn

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Reconstructionist Rabbis Pass Resolution Inclusive of ‘All Gender Identities in Jewish Life’

‘It was about making sure our congregations didn’t discriminate’

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Obama Appoints First Transgender Jewish Woman to Holocaust Memorial Council

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan previously served as the White House’s LGBT liason, its first transgender staffer in history

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Shining Out

The menorah on my windowsill is a reminder of how far I’ve come as a proud, gay man

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Lionel Blue, Britain’s First Openly Gay Rabbi, Has Died at 86

‘One of the reasons I became a rabbi was to make sure another generation was not locked out’

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Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas

This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees

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How Jewish Camps Welcome LGBTQ Kids—and How They Don’t

Times are changing. Are our sleepaway camps changing with them?

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An Up-to-the-minute Pride Reading List for Kids

New books with LGBT characters to enjoy during Pride month, and beyond

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Hate Also Kills

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, a rabbi remembers her former intern, a transgender woman who took her own life in March

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Cutting Against the Bias

Yeshiva boy Daniel Friedman once built buildings. Now he builds suits to fit the changing bodies of transgender New Yorkers.

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Want to Help the LGBT Community?

Give them some basic rights

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Remembering My Father, Who Sang at My Brother’s Big Gay Jewish Wedding

How far we’ve come, and how far we’ve yet to go, when it comes to LGBT rights

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The Orlando Massacre Should Not Be Universalized

By lumping the tragedy of victims of the Pulse night club shooting into a universal narrative of the struggle against radical Islam, we negate the suffering of the LGBT community

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Itzhak Perlman Cancels North Carolina Performance Over ‘Discriminatory Law’

The world-renowned violinist said he’d return to North Carolina once the anti-LGBT law was repealed

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The Orange, a Symbol of Inclusivity, Belongs on the Seder Plate

The orange stands for a commitment to stop erasing people from the Passover narrative and start allowing everyone to have a meaningful role in Jewish life

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CBST, the World’s Largest LGBT Synagogue, Gets a New Home

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan is moving—and growing into—an architecturally striking space

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Coming Out in the Classroom

A decade ago, the movie ‘Hineini’ opened a discussion about LGBT issues in Jewish schools. Now educators say the situation has improved—although challenges remain.

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Reform Movement Passes Far-Reaching Resolution on Transgender Jews

‘A really important step forward’

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The Talmudury Tales

Women without underarm hair, transvestites seeking illicit sexual relations, lepers who can’t shave, nazirite gentiles, grape-eaters, and other Chauceresque characters, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’

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Jerusalem Pride Parade Stabber Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

Yishai Schlissel, who has refused legal representation, was defiant in court

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They Made It Out of Gay

The father of Jewish ‘gay reparative therapy’ had some even worse ideas for making a buck

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White House Hires First Openly Trans Staffer

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan appointed as outreach and recruitment director in the Presidential Personnel Office

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