Monthly Archives: December 2017

Maccabi Victoria statement on marriage equality and LGBTIQ inclusion

Maccabi Victoria is delighted that marriage equality has now been legislated and that all Australians regardless of their sexual orientation will be treated equally under Australian law. Maccabi Victoria President Brian Swersky stated, “I am both a proud member of … Continue reading

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Aleph Melbourne – Championing LGBTIQ inclusion and advocacy in the Jewish community

20 December 2017 January 1995 saw the formation of a social group for gay Jewish men in Melbourne. The group was called Aleph Melbourne, to be distinct from the now long-defunct Aleph Sydney. The need for a separate men’s group … Continue reading

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Ten years ago Robert Weil was claiming AIDS is a gay disease

Ten years ago, in December 2007, the Australian Jewish News published two letters authored by Robert Weil: “AIDS is a gay disease” and “AIDS does discriminate”.  It’s worth reflecting on the strong-held beliefs of Robert Weil to understand the toxic … Continue reading

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