LGBT Americans less likely to be religious, poll finds – Baltimore Sun

Date: August 13, 2014 Source: Baltimore Sun URL:   Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender are less likely to be religious than their non-LGBT peers, according to a new Gallup poll. While about half of the 3,242 LGBT adults included in the poll found religion important in their daily lives, that is well below the 66 … Read More

A Coming-Out Celebration: Actor, director and playwright Jeffrey Solomon 

Date: August 7, 2014 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Jeffrey Solomon, who wrote the play, portrays both son and mother. (Provided) Actor, director and playwright Jeffrey Solomon happily acknowledges that the landscape for gays and lesbians in America has changed dramatically since 1998, when he first performed “Mother/SON,” a solo show about a Jewish mother’s journey from deep disappointment … Read More

Searching for Community: Mindy Dickler and JPride 

Date: April 3, 2014 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: The night Gidon Feen came out as gay at his Orthodox high school after-graduation party, he said he could feel his stomach boiling. While he had come out to his close friends in 11th grade, this was his entire high school. “Oh, by the way, I’m gay and I’m coming … Read More

Jewish Organizations Face Off:Sen. Richard Madaleno Jr. (D-District 18) – Baltimore Jewish Times

Date: February 27, 2014 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: BJC Executive Director Arthur Abramson: “We believe that you should not be using public dollars to discriminate.” (File Photo) On its surface, legislation being discussed in Annapolis is an effort on the part of the state to stand up to those who would boycott Israel. But the inclusion of financial … Read More

Why Can’t We Talk About It? Mental Illness, Simone Ellin of Jmore 

Date: July 31, 2013 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: This week’s cover story is principally about mental illness and suicide. But the real story is one of communication — or rather missed communication. Despite the fact that mental illness can strike anyone regardless of age, economic status or religion, those with the disease are often stigmatized. No one wants … Read More

‘Continue In Honest Dialogue’ 

Date: July 3, 2013 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26. The high court ruled last week on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) ! Why the differences of opinion? The Supreme Court’s rulings bolstered same-sex marriage by … Read More

Group maintains the ties between parents and their LGBT children – Keshet

Date: 5/10/13 Source: Keshet URL: Whether they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, LGBT Jews face many challenges, and so do their parents. Joanna Ware, lead organizer and training coordinator for Keshet, an organization promoting full inclusion of LGBT Jews in Jewish life, gave an example over the phone from Keshet’s national office in Jamaica Plain. ! “One … Read More

Trans themes at Jewish film festival

Date: April 3, 2013 Source: Washington Blade URL: ‘Melting Away‘ follows a trans entertainer in Israel. As part of the Baltimore Jewish Community Center’s (JCC) 25th anniversary celebration of the William and Irene Weinberg Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, the Israeli film “Melting Away” will be presented on April 25. It will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Gordon … Read More

LGBT Jewish group celebrates Purim | Gay Baltimore News

Date: February 6, 2013 Source: Washington Blade URL: LGBT Jewish group celebrates Purim Celebration will feature gay Orthodox Jewish African American hip-hop artist and Baltimore native Y-Love Published on February 6, 2013 By Steve Charing Y-Love (Photo by Schneur Menaker via Wikimedia Commons) JQ Baltimore, the new Jewish support group for LGBT individuals, will hold a pre-Purim celebration with the first gay … Read More

Purim Unmasked: JQ Baltimore is coming out!

Date: February 2, 2013 Source: Baltimore Out Loud URL: Tickets are available at the door or at