How a High-Ranking Gay Navy Chaplain Retired With Pride

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On the anniversary of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal, Captain Jon Cutler, a Rabbi at Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA, shared about serving in secrecy – and finally breaking the news to his friends. In 2008, under the energetic US Navy chaplain serving with the Marines in Anbar Province, Iraq, a plywood […]

This Jewish Lesbian Activist Helped Take Down a Carjacking Ring — and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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Lesbian activistMiriam Ben-Shalom, who is well-known for her groundbreaking challenges to the military’s ban on gay and lesbian servicepeople,  helped Milwaukee police take down carjacking ring while on a romantic date with her life partner. Miriam Ben Shalom and her partner The night Miriam Ben-Shalom helped take down a Milwaukee carjacking ring started, incongruously, at the theater. […]

Celebrating Jewish LGBT Pride

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In honor of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride Month in June, the Dorot Jewish Division recognizes the achievements of LGBT Jews in history and in the Library’s collection. Here are some key moments and figures. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was a German Jewish doctor and author who fought to decriminalize homosexuality in Germany. Jeanne […]