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My story: coming out as trans | Star Observer

My story: coming out as trans To mark the end of Mental Health Week and yesterday’s National Coming Out Day, Marco Fink pens a piece in which she comes out as trans, after realising she is not alone and that … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE: Jewish Community responds to Australian politicians attending hate conference

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR  IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION – 28/07/2014 ALEPH MELBOURNE WELCOMES STATEMENT FROM JCCV REGARDING WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES CONFERENCE   Aleph Melbourne welcomes a statement from David Marlow, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) this … Continue reading

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Gay? Jewish? Neither? A manual to help you challenge the rules

Gay? Jewish? Neither? A manual to help you challenge the rules By Diana Hodge, University of South Australia Young adult fiction and complex themes go hand in hand – not least in one of the most recent entries to this … Continue reading

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Mark Cherny reports on “I’m Gay and I’m Jewish. Do I still belong?”

Mark Cherny attended the recent Shavuot event “I’m Gay and I’m Jewish. Do I still belong?”.  Here is his report on the evening: Shavuot is a celebration of the revelation of knowledge. I experienced a revelation this Shavuot by attending … Continue reading

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“I’m Gay and I’m Jewish. Do I still belong?”

Young Jewish Professionals (Melbourne) presents: Facebook event here. Disclaimer: In posting this event Aleph Melbourne does not necessarily endorse the views of the organisation hosting this event or that of the speakers presenting at it.  Aleph Melbourne also advises that … Continue reading

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Limmud Oz 2014: the Queer sessions

This year there are two Queer-related sessions at Limmud Oz 2014 in Melbourne. Details below. Sunday June 8 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room: HB36 The Yids are all right: the hidden Jews behind British Pop Gary Holzman Arts | Other It … Continue reading

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JCCV, ECAJ & NSW JBD respond to homophobic comment on J-Wire Mardi Gras story

J-Wire posted a story “Mardi Gras rocks” about Sydney’s GLBTIQ group Dayenu‘s participation in the Mardi Gras Parade.  The following comment by Gil Solomon was approved by the J-Wire editor: I don’t see a “Sydney Catholic GLBT Group” float (or … Continue reading

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Dayenu marches with Pride | AJN

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014

This year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival again presents a rich selection of cinematic offerings from Israel and also of Jewish/Semitic relevancy. Browse Sessions – Israel Saturday 15 March 2014 Cupcakes 6:15 PM at ACMI Cinema 2 Summer Vacation 10:30 PM … Continue reading

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Statement on Homophobia | Union for Progressive Judaism

[ Original statement ] RELIGIOUS ACTION & ADVOCACY CENTRE STATEMENT ON HOMOPHOBIA The 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade celebrates the 36th anniversary of the continuing struggle for human rights and equality waged by, and for, LGBTI (Lesbian, … Continue reading

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