See mu we my comments on our big win at the Supreme Court Amazing Love does win and Justice too! Jewish community reacts to the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage | Nation | Jewish Journal.
What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People? | Advocate.com
Here is my interview in the Advocate. Although they got some facts wrong. My Ordination year is wrong—it is HUC-JIR 1988. I came out publicly in 1988 What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People? | Advocate.com.
L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures | Advocate.com
Here is an article from the Advocate about the Panel I was on discussing Religion and LGBTQ Equality. It was a very provocative and profound event. L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures | Advocate.com.
On Being Honored for LGBT heritage Month
This was my speech before the Los Angeles City Council on Friday May 30, 2014 as I had the privilege of being honored as a Hero and Legend for LGBT Heritage month. This was one of the most amazing honors of my career. Thank you on being recognized for LGBT heritage month Mayor Garcetti, Controller…Read more »
Joe Biden and LGBTQ community
Our Vice-president Joe Biden recently spoke at the Los Angeles gala of the Human Rights Campaign. Here is my take on his keynote as published by the Jewish Journal.
Do Not Forget
Shabbat Shalom Mr. and Mrs. Mandel felt they were becoming forgetful and signed up for a class that guaranteed to help improve memory. When they’d completed the course they raved to all of their friends and neighbors about how wonderful it was and how many things they’d learned. Several months later as…Read more »
Waiting for the Supreme Court
Please read this Psalm as written by Rabbi Eleanor Steinman in her capacity as Executive Director of California Faith for Equality. This is a wonderful Psalm for waiting for a decision on the Supreme Court rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA. Prayer can be helpful. I urge you to add this to your daily…Read more »
Yesterday’s Inauguration of President Obama was stirring on many levels. First to see the transfer of power calmly and the oath of office administered by the Supreme Court Justices is an inspiring moment. Around the world people hunger for this kind of civil and democratic process. As the Arab Spring continues to struggle with Democracy…Read more »
We Remember Matthew
Remember today Matthew Shephard who died on October 12, 1998 after a brutal beating on October 7, 1998. He was left for dead, tied to a fence. He was beaten to death because he was a gay man. We remember him on this anniversary of his death. We pray for his soul to be at…Read more »
Kol Ami celebrates Gay Pride from the Jewish Journal
LGBT Jews take pride in inclusiveness BY REBEKAH BLUME http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.1338995330.html#_=1339704744007&count=horizontal&id=twitter-widget-0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com%2Flos_angeles%2Farticle%2Flgbt_jews_take_pride_in_inclusiveness_20120613%2F&size=m&text=LGBT%20Jews%20take%20pride%20in%20inclusiveness%20%7C%20Los%20Angeles%20%7C%20Jewish%20Journal&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com%2Flos_angeles%2Farticle%2Flgbt_jews_take_pride_in_inclusiveness_20120613%2F&via=jewishjournal Share https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?bsv=pr&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com%2Flos_angeles%2Farticle%2Flgbt_jews_take_pride_in_inclusiveness_20120613%2F&size=medium&count=true&origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com&hl=en-US&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fapps-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fgapi%2F__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fver%3DCUKkf7yj7K0.en.%2Fsv%3D1%2Fam%3D!rFmBCPi40VqIDfp2cA%2Fd%3D1%2Frs%3DAItRSTMMsM32mnT4OnVgxvel4kC2TNCoXQ#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart&id=I0_1339704743972&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jewishjournal.com Crowds of revellers pack Santa Monica Boulevard during the L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood on June 10. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters Before he told members of his family, Nathan Looney told members of his synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), that…Read more »