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Feds Thwart Planned Mass Shooting on Gay Clubs, Synagogues

The suspect from New Jersey allegedly planned to conduct a mass shooting targeting synagogues and gay clubs.

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Law

Yeshiva U. Blocks All Student Clubs Rather Than OK LGBTQ+ One

The Supreme Court denied the school's request to stop a lower court order for it to recognize an LGBTQ+ group, so Yeshiva has temporarily halted all undergrad club activities.

Shatzi Weisberger: Meet The 91-Year-Old Death Educator

"I was a political lesbian for many years. I just loved being around lesbians."

Ruthie Berman: The Pioneering Lesbian Shares Her Epic Love Story

Ruthie Berman and her wife, Connie Kurtz, successfully sued the New York City Board of Education for domestic partner benefits in 1988.

Lessons Learned as a Gay Son of Holocaust Survivors

On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must learn from our past in order to build a safe, secure future for all.

Text Message Tells LGBTQ+ Israelis Repent or Die

"You deserve severe punishment, death and deportation from Israel," the message reads.

Biden Nominates Lesbian Rabbi to Religious Freedom Commission

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, leader of LGBTQ-focused Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, provides a contrast to Donald Trump's homophobic appointees.

Jewish-Affiliated Yeshiva University Sued After Banning LGBTQ+ Club

The lawsuit follows multiple failed attempts to start a queer student club at the New York university.

The Capitol and the Grim Reminder to a Gay Jewish Man to Never Forget

There's light now that President Joe Biden is in office, but the capitol insurrection reminds us that anti-Semitism (among other things) is alive and well.

Where Is My Queer Hanukkah Rom-Com?

With the release of Happiest Season and so many other queer Christmas movies, one writer wonders where her happy Hannukah ending is. 

Online Interfaith Memorial Service Will Honor Holidays, Mourn Losses

Organized by HRC, the service will observe Easter and Passover while memorializing victims of the current pandemic.

Israeli Rabbi: COVID-19 Is Nature's 'Revenge' Against Pride Parades

Rabbi Meir Mazuz claimed only "Arab countries that don't have this evil inclination" will be spared from the global pandemic.

H. Alan Scott on What It Means to Be Jewish and Queer in 2019

The new documentary, Latter Day Jew, follows H. Alan Scott, a former Mormon who gets cancer and converts to Judaism. 

Rabbi: Jews Should Choose Death Over Allowing LGBTQ Lessons

Gavriel Krausz says desperate measures are needed in response to a new U.K. law requiring LGBTQ inclusion in religious and sex education.

Harasser Tells Gay Jewish New Yorker He's 'Desecrating God'

Adam Eli, who was wearing a pink yarmulke and other gay-identified items, was harassed by a stranger at a Chelsea subway station.

Gamal Palmer: On Being Black, Gay, And Jewish in America

This activist discusses the disbelief people express when they find out he's Jewish.

Meet the New Lesbian Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv

Chen Arieli was an activist for 20 years before becoming deputy mayor of the Israeli metropolis. 

An Intimate Interview with Israel's Lifelong LGBTQ Activist Uzi Even

Uzi Even, the first openly gay person to serve in Israel's parliament, says he is slowly being forgotten. 

Being LGBTQ Doesn't Mean You Have to Hate Israel

By banning Israeli flags, the D.C. Dyke March proclaims that anyone who disagrees with them is a heretic.