As you know I am a staunch advocate for equal rights across gender, sexuality, race and religion. My music often touches upon those themes in a personal way. Lately, I have watched as people from my own faith community
voice not only intolerance, but speak rhetoric against my LGBT Jewish brothers and sisters spoken "in God's name" - these people leaders of their own communities speak in the name of Judaism - but that't not any Judaism that I recognize or want to be a part of.
My dear friend whom many of you know from Storahtelling, Jake Goodman, co founded a group called "Queer Rising" to tackle these and other issues affecting the LGBT community. This week, please join Queer Rising for "In God's Name" on Thursday, December 16th (the eve of National Remembrance Day) in Brooklyn. It will be an opportunity for the entire Jewish community to come together to condemn this anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rhetoric. Especially given the recent news of all the violence and self-violence against LGBT youth, this is particularly unacceptable.
The information is below.
There is also an image you can make your facebook profile picture or post up in as many places you can think of.
In the VERY LEAST, please help publicize this event and spread the information as WIDELY as you possibly can.