Hannah Simpson: Israel’s Surrogacy Law is Bad, But Not Anti-Zionism Fodder

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Transgender/LGBTQ advocate and a Wider Bridge Mission Trip to Israel Alumna Hannah Simpson argues that we must respect and support the homegrown activism in Israel that will no doubt prevail in securing surrogacy, adoption rights and universal marriage equality. Protestors shout slogans during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, […]

A Wider Bridge Trip Alumna Hannah Simpson Honored For Creating Change

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Trans queer Jewish activist Hannah Simpson is a fearless pro-Israel changemaker. She recently attended the Creating Change conference, where she was interviewed by Metro Weekly as one of 30 amazing activists who are creating change in the LGBTQ community. Metro Weekly: Why are you here [at Creating Change]? I’m here to learn from the best […]

H. Alan Scott: Latter Day Jew Wants You to Hear His Story of Love and Conversion

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H. Alan Scott is a writer/comedian based in Los Angeles. He’s also an alum of the 2017 A Wider Bridge Leadership Mission to Israel. After a very long journey, Scott will have his Bar Mitzvah this Thursday, which will be filmed for the documentary “Latter Day Jew”. “I was raised Mormon, poor, in the Midwest; turned […]

AWB Mission Alumna Monica Corsaro Hosts Interfaith Gatherings

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A Wider Bridge Leadership 2015 Mission Alumna Monica Corsaro holds weekly Interfaith Potlucks and Religious-I-Tea (pronounced “religiosity”) events to people together at the Knox College Campus. For over 20 years, Rev. Dr. Monica Corsaro has combined both traditional ministry and political activism. She believes strongly in the power of interfaith connections, and visited Israel in […]

Hannah Simpson

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LGBTQ Leadership Alumna, 2016 Hannah Simpson is a transgender advocate and educator, an engineer, marathoner, traveler and unabashed nerd. She frequently comments on LGBTQ issues and has been featured as a guest on Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, as well as on WNYW Fox 5’s Good Day New York. Hannah served as the statewide LGBTQ Organizer […]

Summer Luk

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LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumna, 2016. Summer Luk is an up and coming musician based in New York City. As a transgender woman, she came to NYC to pursue her dream of carving a space for the transgender community in music and mainstream media. She is a singer songwriter, pianist, and advocate for equality. Articles: How […]

H. Alan Scott

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2017 LGBTQ Leadership Mission Alum H. Alan Scott is a writer/comedian based in Los Angeles. His work has been featured on MTV, VICE, Esquire, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Daily Dot, Nerdist, and Fusion. He’s appeared on CNN, MTV, Fusion, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He’s consulted on Fusion’s “No, You Shut Up” and TV Land’s “Younger.” […]

Frederick Hertz

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A Wider Bridge Mission Alumn, 2015 Frederick Hertz is an attorney and mediator with offices in Oakland and San Francisco. He previously handled litigation involving the dissolution of real property co-tenancies, including tenants-in-common, family co-ownerships, and domestic partnership dissolutions, and the related aspects of property and financial disputes between unmarried couples, both same-sex and opposite-sex, […]

Evan Wolfson

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LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumnus, 2017 Evan Wolfson was founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage in the United States, and is widely considered the architect of the movement that led to nationwide victory in 2015. In 1983, Wolfson wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on gay people and the freedom […]