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Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Hey, What About a Both Mitzvah?

Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Hey, What About a Both Mitzvah?

The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony stretches to accommodate the new gender fluidity.  Published by Alyson Krueger on March 27, 2019 in the New York Times. (Read this article online) Lion is a 13-year-old who lives in Brooklyn. The middle school student identifies as pangender, a term for feeling like you are every gender at once, and likes [more]
Twin Cities Pride Festival

Twin Cities Pride Festival

2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival on June 25, 2017 March wearing Eshel's t-shirts (free): Orthodox Ally We're Here We're Queer We're Machmir Stay tuned for more details!
Celebrate Israel Parade

Celebrate Israel Parade

Sunday, June 4, 2017  |  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM March with Eshel! Rain or Shine! Every marcher will get a free t-shirt! You can even help carry the Eshel banner! Where: Section 7E 53rd St between 5th & Madison Ave New York City, NY Assembly Time: 12:20 PM The LGBTQ Cluster will be #7, coming [more]
Can gay and lesbian teens find a home in Orthodoxy?

Can gay and lesbian teens find a home in Orthodoxy?

Originally posted on The Jewish Journal By eighth grade, Micha Thau knew he was gay. But he also knew that being gay was not acceptable in many of the Orthodox spaces he inhabited. So he buried that part of himself. But it didn’t stay buried. He began to suffer headaches, vertigo and other physical symptoms [more]