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“Coaching” Queer

Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey

Aydan Greatrick

. Such categories are themselves informed by a North-South directionality of knowledge about sexual difference, in which Northern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) identity frameworks simultaneously shape Southern responses to queer

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Janet Burden


The article is a personal reflection, originally given as a sermon, on lessons learned from the experience of being a straight member of Beit Klal Yisrael. Beit Klal Yisrael is a largely, though not exclusively, LGBTQ Jewish community in West London, founded by Rabbi Sheila Shulman. The author found there no need to be part of a couple or a family, and no need to explain or apologize for her non-Jewish background. Community members understood that ties of affection, of choice and of shared lived experience were as significant as those of blood or socially recognized relationships.

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“Hot Guys” in Tel Aviv

Pride Tourism in Israel

Amit Kama and Yael Ram

years have seen a dramatic burgeoning of international media attention focused on Israeli LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) political achievements and trials and tribulations. Furthermore, the international LGBTQ

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Love as Resistance

Exploring Conceptualizations of Decolonial Love in Settler States

Shantelle Moreno

In this article, I weave together connections between notions of decoloniality and love while considering implications for decolonial praxis by racialized people settled on Indigenous lands. Through a community-based research project exploring land and body sovereignty in settler contexts, I engaged with Indigenous and racialized girls, young women, 2-Spirit, and queer-identified young adults to create artwork and land-based expressions of resistance, resurgence, and wellbeing focusing on decolonial love. Building on literature from Indigenous, decolonizing, feminist, and post-colonial studies, I unpack the ways in which decolonial love is constructed and engaged in by young Indigenous and racialized people as they navigate experiences of racism, sexism, cultural assimilation, and other intersecting forms of marginalization inherent in colonial rule. I uphold these diverse perspectives as integral components in developing more nuanced and situated understandings of the power of decolonial love in the everyday lives of Indigenous and racialized young peoples and communities.

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Rachel Adler

like Lionel Blue, Sheila Shulman and Elli Tikvah Sarah, LGBTQ people have begun to talk their way into the conversation of Jewish tradition. I call it a conversation because Jewish tradition is often compared to a vast conversation among many voices

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Comic, Tragic, and Burlesque Burkean Responses to Hate

Notes from Counterprotests of Antigay Pickets

Barrett-Fox Rebecca

strangers. Donors could sponsor kissers, paying a small sum of money for each minute they locked lips, the total being split between the GSA and a hotline supporting LGBTQ+ people in mental health crises. The mood was festive if anxious then, but it is

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Talking My Way In

Reflections on the Journey of a Lesbian Feminist Queer Rabbi

Elli Tikvah Sarah


In the lecture she gave at the Day of Celebration to mark twenty-five years of ordaining LGBT rabbis by Leo Baeck College on 23 June 2014, Rabbi Dr Rachel Adler spoke persuasively and encouragingly of ‘newcomers’ to the ongoing Jewish ‘conversation’, ‘affecting the tradition’ by teaching the tradition ‘to re-understand its own stories’, and also by telling ‘stories that the tradition does not know at all’. For most of my rabbinate, I was engaged in the first kind of storytelling. More recently, I have been doing more of the second kind. In my response to Rachel Adler’s lecture, I trace my journey, both within the context of the developing women’s rabbinate and as a particular journey taken by a lesbian feminist queer rabbi determined that the voices, perspectives and lives of LGBTQ Jews are included within and transform Jewish life and teaching.

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Allison Macleod

sphere by challenging the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) images in mainstream media. With the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s and the promotion of these radical queer films in more mainstream festivals such as Sundance and

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Perfect Love in a Better World

Same-Sex Attraction between Girls

Wendy L. Rouse

reveal that LGBTQ youth are at a higher risk for suicide. Rejection from family plays a significant role in those suicides ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2016 ; Ryan et al. 2009 ). In preventing the suicide of LGBTQ youth, family acceptance

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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

arrival of women, unaccompanied minors, and people from the LGBTQ+ community. The work of La 72 is guided by a distinct understanding of humanitarian practice that draws upon Franciscan philosophy, as well as a critical stance toward the involvement of