Isolation is an unfortunate norm for LGBTQ Jewish youth. The Coronavirus pandemic has only made things worse.

By Idit Klein, Rachael Fried, Asher Gellis, Miryam Kabakov,
and Rebecca Stapel-Wax

As leaders of organizations that advance LGBTQ equality in Jewish life, we know how important it is to create antidotes to loss, fear, and isolation – especially in the midst of a global pandemic and waves of racial violence. Due to COVID-19, countless LGBTQ young people will not have the opportunity to feel the power of attending their first Pride. Yet in our conversations with queer youth, we uphold Pride’s origins as an uprising against police repression of LGBTQ people and we stand in solidarity with worldwide protests for racial justice.

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