Imagine What it Means to be a Transgender Soldier

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Omer Nahmany, leader of the movement for LGBTQ people who serve in Israel’s security forces, wrote about Trump’s transgender military ban, and about what it must feel like being a transgender soldier serving in the United States armed forces these days. Six months from now, they will start throwing transgender soldiers out of the American […]

Harming Our Troops

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On Monday morning, Aug. 28, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in the federal district court of Maryland challenging the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s transgender service member ban. A study done by the RAND Corporation (a non-partisan organization) and focused on Israel and three other countries (Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom), found that none […]

What The Boy Scouts Can Teach Trump — And Israel — About Family

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Rabbi Howard Goldsmith, spiritual leader of Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, writes about the “values that really matter” in regards to morality and strong families. Right before I became an Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts of America added a new required merit badge: The Family Life merit badge. This was the mid-1990s, right around the time […]

Evan Wolfson in Israel, Speaks for the LGBTQ Community: “We Want the Right to Declare Our Love”

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During his visit to Israel with A Wider Bridge, Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson met with Israeli journalist Ayelet Shani to discuss gay marriage in Israel and in the United States. Their conversation was transcribed and published in Shani’s acclaimed Haaretz column, “Me in Conversation.” Evan Wolfson, 60, a lawyer and an activist, founder and […]

“I’m Beginning to See What My Parents Saw in 1930s”

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Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Holocaust survivors and a second-wave feminist, explains why she joined the Women’s March on N.Y.C. against President Donald Trump. Moises Rosenfeld, left, and Irena Klepfisz at the March on NYC, Jan. 21, 2017 (photo: Neta Alexander) Like a real-life Forrest Gump, the Jewish lesbian poet, activist and academic Irena Klepfisz has […]

Hundreds Rally in Tel Aviv in Solidarity With Women’s March

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Several hundred demonstrators in Tel Aviv joined hundreds of thousands of people in some 20 countries around the world protesting in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington, held a day after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Gathering in front of the US Embassy on Saturday evening, the predominantly female crowd waved banners […]

What Trump’s Inauguration Means to this Jewish Lesbian Mother

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Melanie Nathan, a lesbian activist from San Francisco and a friend of A Wider Bridge, wrote this post following President Trump’s inauguration – and the removal within minutes of all reference to LGBT equality by the Department Of Labor while the White House has removed reference to climate change from their respective websites I was awakened this […]