Judaism

Orthodox Judaism slow to accept transgender girl

For one Orthodox Jewish transgender girl, being her true self has come at the expense of her comfort and safety in synagogue.

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August 23, 2013

Masha Gessen fighting for LGBT rights in Russia on the international stage

Masha Gessen, an openly lesbian Russian-American reporter, is taking a strong role on the international stage, discussing the anti-LGBT legislation and accompanying violence in Russia.

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July 22, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Latino/a Queer Film, Pro-LGBT Muslim Orgs, and promoting ENDA coverage

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Jewish daily newspaper highlights transgender rabbis in new series

The Forward, a daily Jewish newspaper available online, has published a series of profiles on six transgender rabbis and rabbis-in-training.

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Faith organizations continue to show positive support as a result of the vote to drop the ban on gay Scouts

Positive reactions from faith organizations continue to surface in response to the vote dropping the ban on gay scouts. The Religious Institute, The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, and the Jewish community all speak in favor of the Boy Scouts of America's new change.

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March 13, 2013

Openly Gay Man Named New Leader of Jewish Reconstructionist Movement

Rabbi Jason Klein was elected the new leader of the Reconstructionist Movement, a progressive Jewish community. Rabbi Klein is the first openly gay man to head a national rabbinic association in the United States.

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Mormon, Jewish Religious Leaders Sign Amicus Briefs in Support of Marriage Equality

Amid the dozens of amicus briefs that were filed against the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 were some real signs on how much the United States has shifted on LGBT equality. We'd like to lift up two more for specific attention.

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October 25, 2012

LGBT Religion News Summary: Spirit Day, 'Religious Liberty,' and Marriage Equality in the Upcoming Election

GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media. Jennifer Knapp is still singing, the Torah still supports marriage equality, and LGBT Muslims make the case for relationships. And the number of LGBT Christians in New York City might surprise you.

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December 6, 2011

HRC Launches Jewish Organization Equality Index

A primary tenet of Judaism is kavod habriyot, often translated into English as human dignity. Human Rights Campaign is currently in the process of assessing how closely Jewish organizations adhere to this principle when it comes to LGBT equality.

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