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Anti-Gay Attack Victim Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Hasidic Attackers

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
A gay black man who was attacked by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn last year filed a civil lawsuit Monday against the five men who are charged with the beating.

Observant Jews Ignore HIV

HIV/AIDS | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 16
The closed society of the ultra-Orthodox shuns prevention and those infected. Change is coming slowly, if at all.

NYC Fashion Student Alleged Victim of Hate Crime By Hasidic Men

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 10
A fashion college student from New York City says he was assaulted on Dec. 1 by a group of Hasidic men who hurled anti-gay slurs towards him.

Oy Vey! Conservative Jewish Women Compare Same-Sex Marriages to Their Own

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 11
A committee for the Conservative Jewish movement recently approved two liturgies that may give more rights to same-sex couples marriages than in heterosexual marriages. And women aren’t taking it lying down.

Jewish Movement in Israel OKs Gay Rabbis

RELIGION | Apr 20
The Conservative Jewish seminary in Israel has voted to allow gays and lesbians to become rabbis, overcoming years of opposition by many of its own leaders.

Orthodox Jewish Gays in Israel Seek Acceptance

RELIGION | May 15
A once unimaginable movement is emerging from within Israel’s insular Orthodox Jewish community: homosexuals demanding to be accepted and embraced, no matter what the Bible says.

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