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Oct 8, 2020, 9:28 PM
Finding Joy in the Supreme Court?
On Monday, the first day of the new Supreme Court term, Justices Thomas and Alito took aim at marriage equality. They all but announced that they would welcome the opportunity to overturn Obergefell, the case that guaranteed same-sex couples...
Jun 11, 2020, 7:11 AM
Allyship is Not in Heaven
At this epic moment in our lives, many people are understanding for the first time the need to be active in the holy resistance against racism. For those of us who are privileged to live without the fear of...
Jun 6, 2019, 5:43 PM
What can Shavuot teach us about #MeToo?
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -- Maya Angelou What do the Ten Commandments and the #MeToo Movement have in common? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But as we approach...
May 17, 2019, 5:22 PM
Counting on Community to End AIDS
Advances in the treatment, prevention, and de-stigmatization of HIV/AIDS have improved dramatically over the past several decades. But the AIDS walk in New York City this Sunday reminds us that we have miles to go to end AIDS in...
Mar 15, 2019, 7:50 PM
Shabbos Shows Us How to “Chaver Up”
If you have have wondered how to show up for trans* folks, how to be an ally, or “chaver up,” the good news is that Shabbos offers us important lessons and insights. Consider it a blueprint for allyship. On Friday...
Nov 20, 2018, 1:19 AM
Wrestling with Mourning on Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It is a day of mourning, a day to remember and honor the lives of those who were lost to anti-transgender violence. We remember both the ones whose names we know...
Mar 13, 2018, 9:03 PM
Not Everything Is as It Appears to Be: A Guided Discussion for Passover & International Transgender Day of Visibility
The holiday of Passover invites us all to enhance our vision, especially in the darkness: to see beyond the superficial, beyond the physical, and to reject names, appearances, and labels that curb complexity and identity. Words often limit us,...
Mar 30, 2016, 7:54 AM
Intended or Not, SJP’s Actions Have Consequences for LGBTQ People
Recent homophobic and anti-Semitic incidents at Brown University came on the heels of the announcement that transgender author and founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project that empowers trans women, Janet Mock had cancelled her scheduled speaking engagement there....
Seth M. Marnin is an attorney, civil rights advocate, pursuer of justice & Chair of Keshet’s board of directors.