This Lawyer Fights for His Heroes — Transgender Youth

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36-year-old attorney Asaf Orr from San Mateo is a Transgender Youth Project staff attorney at NCLR Asaf Orr says transgender youth “have taught me what courage and perseverance look like.” (Photo: Trish Tunney Photography) You describe yourself as a cisgender male — meaning that your gender identity corresponds to your birth sex — and as heterosexual in […]

Protect Transgender Children

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Atlanta-based educator, activist and writer Robbie Medwed reminds us that according to Judaism, when someone’s life is on the line, we must do everything in our power to keep them safe. It’s been a bad week for transgender people. The Departments of Education and Justice sent a letter to schools across America withdrawing the guidance […]

Jewish Groups: Transgender Rights Rollback An ‘Assault on Freedom’

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Jewish organizations are railing against the removal of Obama-era protections for transgender youth. In a string of angry statements, Jewish groups condemned the measure, which will lift a requirement that public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms appropriate to their gender identity. The Jewish activist group Bend the Arc called it a “assault on […]

Being LGBTQ in the Periphery is Still Not Easy

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In rural and peripheral areas in Israel live hundreds of LGBT people who have to cope every day with life outside or inside the closet in less accepting and open surroundings. Erin Toledano-Farajov, a bisexual genderqueer transgender woman, tries to explain life as LGBT on the periphery through her own personal experience. Erin Toledano-Farajov, who’s […]