North Carolina’s Jewish Community Angered After Gay Pride Parade Is Set for Yom Kippur

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Organizers of North Carolina’s gay pride parade and festival said they would find a solution following complaints from the Jewish community about the event being scheduled for Yom Kippur. Pride in North Carolina (photo: ncpride.org) “We’re going to solve that no matter what it takes,” organizer John Short told The Herald-Sun on Thursday. “Exactly how we’ll solve that […]

The Violent Predators Stereotype

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When looking over this history, we find many clear and stunning connections between historical representations of LGBTQ people and Jewish people; Both have historically been regarded as wolves in sheep’s clothing. By initially passing and then failing to repeal House Bill 2 in North Carolina, which Governor Pat McCrory signed into law, the North Carolina […]

The North Carolina Jewish Federations Stand Together for LGBTQ Inclusion

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The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C. is an annual conference of thousands of North American federation leaders, Jewish philanthropists, agencies and Jewish organizations like Keshet. Attendees travel to the GA to meet, learn, and work together in support of the Jewish community. This year, speakers include the Honorable Ruth […]

“We Must Look Out for One Another”

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While taking the A Wider Bridge’s Israel Mission with a group of LGBTQ Americans, Hannah Simpson writes that transgender people are terrified of what lies ahead following Trump’s presidential election. “Our main protest: refuse to disappear” Follow Hannah Simpson on Twitter: @hannsimp The announcement that Donald Trump won the election was devastating for many people, […]

JCC Association partner with Keshet in support of LGBTQ

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JCC Association in partnership with Keshet, a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life, have formed national alliance to better support JCCs across the country in developing programming, facilities and policies that are more inclusive to LGBTQ families and individuals. “In the wake of the tragic event that took […]

First They Came for the Transgender People…

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New York journalist Ari Paul warns that people who care about ‘enforcing’ hateful laws of LGBT people won’t stop at just bathrooms. And they won’t stop with LGBT people, either. Hari Nef in ‘Transparent’ The hysteria over transgender bathrooms is reaching such a fever pitch that even Americans who aren’t transgender are getting hurt by […]

Itzhak Perlman Cancels NC Concert

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The Israeli-American virtuoso violinist joins Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr in taking stand against law, which requires bathroom use according to gender of person’s birth certificate. World famous violinist Itzhak Perlman canceled his concert with the North Carolina Symphony in protest of the state’s recently enacted “bathroom law” – which targets transgender people by requiring […]