A Wider Bridge Northeast

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

A Wider Bridge mourns the loss of Edie Windsor, a true hero of the modern movement for LGBT equality. Her ...
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Off-Broadway’s AFTERGLOW Releases New Block of Tickets into November

The surprise summer hit AFTERGLOW, written and directed by American-Israeli playwright S. Asher Gelman, has opened-up a new block of ...
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Is the Queer Community Eating Its Own (Again)?

Recent battles over the rainbow flag and the Star of David have exposed long-simmering biases. In my almost 50 years ...
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We Stand By Free Speech

Josh Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, says that people don't want ...
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Tamar Eisenman: On an Imaginary Bridge Between New York and Tel Aviv

When she wakes up in New York, it is midday in Israel, and she sees all the messages from her ...
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Farewell, Bill Hoffman

William M. Hoffman, who died at age 78 on April 29, was an important and beloved figure in at least ...
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Columbia student council votes down BDS referendum

A student council at a Columbia University college voted not to add a question asking about support for the Boycott, ...
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Why Would An Anti-Gay Church Picket Yeshiva University?

It's ironic that a hate group that usually targets gays and lesbians, went -of all Jewish places- after Yeshiva University, that has been ...
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YU Students Meet Westboro Protest

Yeshiva University became the unlikely location for the latest protest of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based group that has ...
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Anti-Transgender Bus Invades New York City

A new bus in New York City spreads ignorance and transphobic messages. Transgender advocate and A Wider Bridge's Israel Mission alumna ...
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Martin Sherman on Gay History, and More

A new interview with gay Jewish playwright Martin Sherman, whose latest work, "Gently Down the Stream," is currently in previews ...
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How to make a Jewish activist

Steven Goldstein of Teaneck, new head of the Anne Frank Center, talks about his life. Not that many of us ...
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LGBT@JTS: New York Conference

A conference, concert, and celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the Jewish Theological Seminary decision to admit openly gay ...
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First Ever LGBT Booth in Annual Aliyah Fair

For the first time ever, the Israel Mega Event—an annual Aliyah fair taking place in New York City—included a stand ...
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We Must Speak Louder Than Ever Against BDS

Assaf Weiss, a Graduate Student at Columbia Law School,  says we must protect American campuses from the BDS movement and the violence ...
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LGBT Jews show support for Muslims

House of Peace, Jewish-Muslim outreach initiative of LGBT congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York, gathered to greet worshippers at ...
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Protecting Transgender Students in New York

Gay Jewish Senator Brad Hoylman wants to strengthen the Dignity For All Students Act to make sure – among other ...
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Andy Cohen is “the Latest Jew Crush”

He's a role model for members for the LGBTQ community, a do gooder and a Bar mitzvah beast: NY Blue ...
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How a Hasidic rabbi came out as trans woman

Yisroel Stein is no longer an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, married or male. The only American Hasid to come out publicly after ...
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Being an Openly Gay Student at Yeshiva University

Moshe Brim writes about enrolling Yeshiva University, or as he puts it, "jumping into what expected to be homophobic shark ...
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When The Times (Finally) Recognized Gay Unions

In 2002, Steven Goldstein and Daniel Andrew Gross'  partnership was the first same-sex union to be announced in the New ...
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Arrested Gay Rabbis Speak Out

Following their arrest at the Manhattan protest outside Trump International Hotel on Monday evening, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi David ...
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LGBT Rabbis Arrested in Manhattan

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of CBST and Rabbi David Dunn Bauer are among 19 rabbis arrested outside Trump's Manhattan hotel to ...
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A Theatrical Look At Gay Men Bound By Family, Divided By Politics

Off-Off-Broadway play “Boys of a Certain Age” tackles of the challenges of four gay Jewish men in the Trump era ...
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The Secret History of Israeli Choreographer Ohad Naharin

Tomer Heymann’s film “Mr. Gaga,“ which is about the work and life of the choreographer Ohad Naharin, is the most ...
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“I’m Beginning to See What My Parents Saw in 1930s”

Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Holocaust survivors and a second-wave feminist, explains why she joined the Women's March on N.Y.C. against ...
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‘Mr. Gaga’ Dances Across the USA

The acclaimed Ohad Naharin documentary, by Tomer Heymann, is ready to take America by storm next month. Ohad Naharin The ...
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David Gold Credits His Philanthropy to his Heritage and Recent Experiences

Gay philanthropist David Gold, who has been involved with Jewish Federations for decades, took his non-Jewish partner James Yiaski to ...
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Who’s Gonna Love Me Now: NY Premiere

"Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" will make its New York premiere on Saturday, January 14, at the New York Jewish ...
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Ex-Israeli NYC Gay Club Owner Found Dead

Savyon Zabar, an ex-Israeli and a well-known owner of a popular Midtown gay club was found strangled in his apartment, ...
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PA College Alumna Documents Queer Jewish Work

Pennsylvania's Bryn Mawr College alumna Judith Mazer contributes material that represent queer and Jewish identities in the Bryn Mawr community ...
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YU Not Safe for LGBT People

Gay former Yeshiva University student Joshua Tranen wrote an essay claiming that the Modern Orthodox institution in New York is not safe ...
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WATCH: Orthodox Rabbi Reaches Out to Trans Community

In break from tradition, ultra-orthodox rabbi Mike Moskowitz gives emotional speech about transgender acceptance; The New York City resident is ...
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Rabbi Fights Intolerance With Love

Lesbian Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum spreaded light this Hanukkah, not with a menorah, but with love. The firebrand lesbian rabbi of ...
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This Jewish Lesbian Activist Helped Take Down a Carjacking Ring — and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Lesbian activistMiriam Ben-Shalom, who is well-known for her groundbreaking challenges to the military’s ban on gay and lesbian servicepeople,  helped Milwaukee ...
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The Jewish Transgender Reporter Ben Shapiro Mocked At

Zoey Tur, a Jewish transgender reporter, is the one Ben Shapiro mocked at during his Yeshiva University event last week - ...
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#LoveIsLove, Even After the Elections!

Micah Jesse and Jason Mahler got engaged just before the elections and are now planning their Jewish wedding, with no ...
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Ben Shapiro Says Being Transgender Is ‘Mental Illness’

Ben Shapiro, the 32-year-old right-wing pundit and leading target of online anti-Semites, won over a crowd of mostly Orthodox students ...
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The Gay Rabbi and My Mother’s Funeral

Conservative Messianic Jewish radio host Dr. Michael Brown organized an interfaith funeral for his mother, and invited gay Rabbi Bill ...
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Brad Hoylman Gets Email Saying His Family Will Be ‘Burned Alive’

Gay, Jewish Manhattan lawmaker who has been hit with death threats in recent weeks received another hateful missive Tuesday stating ...
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NYU Jewish, Gay Community Shaken But ‘Strong’ After Finding Swastika Sticky Notes in Dorm

A wave of anti-semitism in New York: swastika sticky notes posted on an NYU dorm-room door; Anti-Semitic pamphlet sent to ...
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Being a gay woman in Trump’s America

"I am a gay woman with a Jewish surname, now questioning whether I will be prevented from marrying whom I ...
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