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Torah, From a Transgender Perspective

Joy Ladin’s new book, ‘Soul of the Stranger,’ explores her intimate connection with God

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Portraits of the Artists

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, photographer Robert Giard captured a generation of gay and lesbian writers, many of them Jewish

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The Marrying Kind

It took a long time to meet my bashert. But at 67, I’m ready to stand under the chuppah.

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Jewish LGBT Trailblazers

Today on Jewcy: For Pride Month, highlighting “firsts” for queer Jews.

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From Hebrew School to Hip Hop, Rapper Big Dipper Has Always Been a ‘Late Bloomer’

Just in time for Pride, he drops a new video for ‘Lookin,’ the first single off his racy debut album

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Coming Out, Getting In

Just in time for Passover, Israel Story brings us the surprising tale of Payam Feili, an Iranian poet who journeyed out of his country, leaving behind almost everything but his identity, and is now searching for a new life in Zion

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A Forgotten Gay Jewish Pioneer Rises Again

Activist Leo Skir wove together his identities in a groundbreaking essay more than 50 years ago

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Transgender Jews Find a Place in the Mikveh

Traditional rituals have become more inclusive and embracing

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New Dating Site Helps LGBTQ Jews Find Love, No Pictures Necessary

Queerness, like Judaism, is a spectrum, and a new dating site is here to help you address both without requiring user photos and other distractions

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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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When Life Really Was a Cabaret—and Cabaret Was a Life

An evening of Jewishly inflected, queer songs brings Weimar Germany back to life with humor and music

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When Friedman Met Friedman

A small coincidence let us start a conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve been together ever since.

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How To Be a Better Ally

In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community

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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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The End of the Exile

When I was ordained as a rabbi, I felt ignored and misunderstood as a gay man in the midst of the AIDS crisis. It took me 25 years to come home.

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One More Panel for the Quilt

After losing many friends in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, I thought the deaths were over. Then this year I lost Kolya, an activist who’d become the face of HIV in Russia.

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The Spiritual Activist

Rabbi Debra Kolodny organizes queer clergy of different faiths around progressive issues, starting with Black Lives Matter

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Animal Kingdom

This week on Unorthodox, writer Wayne Hoffman talks gay fiction, and dog trainer Elvis Harvey talks Jewish vs. Catholic dog owners

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Dancing on Tisha B’Av

Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?

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