J-Pride made its presence felt during Pride month

J-Pride's activities in June included a Shabbat service, happy hour, parade marching and more  By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Coordinator Leading up to Pride, I kept joking that our Jewish new year turns over at Rosh HaShanah, the gregorian new year turns over on Jan. 1 and the [...]

Importance of transgender people in our communities highlighted in November

By Jayce Koester • J-Pride Program Coordinator November is a month where we frequently mark the importance of transgender people in our communities and around the world. This includes Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20) and Transgender Awareness Week (Nov. 12-19), not to mention the ya[...]

All you need to know about Pride 2018

J-Pride brings together LGBTQ and allied folks in the Jewish community all year round but June—LGBTQ Pride month—is an especially exciting month. Why June? The history of Pride goes back to the Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in New York Cit[...]

J-Pride a home for LGBTQ Jews and allies in times of uncertainty

By Heather Renetzky • J-Pride Program Coordinator Back in November, my partner Emma and I were listening to a segment on MPR covering people’s reactions to the presidential election. We were continuing to process the new reality and Emma asked me how I was feeling given the rise in [...]

A busy year for J-Pride continues with summer Pride festivities

By Heather Renetzky • J-Pride Program Coordinator This past Tuesday marked a year since I started with J-Pride. So much has happened in that time! My first exposure to J-Pride was as a participant. I went to one of J-Pride’s Chanukah Happy Hours and thought, “Wow! How cool! An org[...]

All you need to know about Pride 2017

J-Pride brings together LGBTQ and allied folks in the Jewish community all year round, but June – LGBTQ Pride month – is an especially exciting month. Why June? The history of Pride goes back to the Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. [...]

Why do we need transgender inclusivity programming?

• By Ariel Ezekiel Zitny Transgender inclusion is a verb, not an adjective. And for transgender people like myself, it is a crucial component in our feelings of belonging and safety. Many people think to themselves, “We are already inclusive. We would never turn someone away becaus[...]