Russian Jews outraged after Stephen Fry compared gay propaganda ban to Nazi Germany

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Russia’s Jewish community has lashed out at British actor Stephen Fry after he compared the country’s “gay propaganda” ban to Hitler’s persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. Fry, an openly gay Jewish-British writer, actor, and television host, urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to boycott the Sochi 2014 Winter […]

Madrid Jewish community denies rabbi’s anti-gay statements

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The Jewish community of Madrid denied the authenticity of quotes attributed to its chief rabbi in which he reportedly called gays “deviants” who need “re-educating.” The interview was “distorted,” Ziva Freidkes, a spokeswoman for the Madrid Jewish community, told JTA on Wednesday, referring to the interview of Rabbi Moshe Bendahan published last week on Religion Digital, […]

Fry Compares Russia to the Nazis

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Gay and Jewish British national treasure Stephen Fry has penned an open letter urging the IOC and David Cameron to condemn Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ laws British broadcaster Stephen Fry has penned an open letter telling the International Olympic Committee to condemn Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ laws. The gay Jewish writer, comic and presenter said the treatment […]

Young Jews’ festival challenges Hungary discrimination

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“Gypsy, Jewish & Gay” boasted a concert-goer’s T-shirt at the Bankito festival in northern Hungary, a strong political message in a country accused of rising anti-Semitism and criticized for discriminating against minorities. The picturesque village of Bank, 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Budapest, plays host every July to what began as a Jewish music […]

Pope Francis: ‘Who am I to judge’ gay priests?

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Pope digresses from document of predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, declaring that men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests; Francis also says he may visit Israel next year. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as […]

Posthumous Pardon for Gay Scientist

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Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to receive posthumous pardon for homosexuality conviction. The UK Government says it will not oppose a parliamentary bill that would quash the 1952 ‘gross indecency’ conviction. The Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing is set to be posthumously pardoned, after the Government said it would not stand in the way of legislation in […]

Cooking Israel

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Have you traveled in Israel savoring the flavors of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables? Have you wished you could recreate these fresh tastes in your own kitchen? Did you share stories of your wonderful trip to the Jewish homeland with family and friends? The Israel Forever Foundation is now offering the opportunity to Cook Israel […]

UK: Campaign for Homosexual Equality Conference to be dedicated to late gay activist Michael Brown

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The Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE) has announced that a conference it is holding this Sunday, will be dedicated to the late long-time gay Jewish activist Michael Brown, who died last weekend. In 2011 CHE presented him with the Derek Oyston Achievement Award. The conference on Sunday 7 July, will include recollections of Michael from […]