“I Don’t Feel Safe in My Transgender Community Because I’m Jewish”

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At a time when film critic and activist Danielle Solzman doesn’t feel all that included in the Chicago Orthodox community because she’s transgender, she also feels she doesn’t really have a place in the Chicago transgender community because she’s Jewish. I don’t feel welcome in the Chicago transgender community. It’s not a safe space for […]

Elian Nesiel is Israel’s 2017 Transgender Beauty Queen

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Elian Nesiel from Bat Yam was chosen as 2017 Miss Trans Israel, and will represent Israel in the international Miss Trans Star competition in Barcelona later this year. Nesiel, 20, was chosen as part of the screenings and auditions by association “Beyachad” for the advancement of the trans status in Israel. “I am delighted with […]

As A Jewish Trans Woman I’m Horrified By The New Military Ban

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Writer and transgender activist Hannah Simpson thinks that Donald Trump’s recent transgender military ban isn’t really about the army. She thinks that Trump is watching his administration crumble and must pander to his right-wing base before they jump his sinking ship. Regardless, Hannah calls American Jews to hold a clear line on inclusion, especially for […]

The Jewish Community’s Obligation to Trans Youth

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On March 1st, Keshet launched Kavod Achshav | For the Sake of Dignity: A Campaign for Trans Youth to mobilize the Jewish community in support of trans youth, in response to the recent federal roll-back of protections for transgender students in public schools. Joy Ladin underlines the urgency of taking action today to support trans […]