Category Archives: Religion

Texas Adoption Discrimination Bill Likely to Get Vote Today

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The Texas House could vote today on a bill that would allow child service providers using public funds to discriminate against LGBT prospective foster and adoptive parents.

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Lesbian Mom to Head Largest Rabbinic Group in N. America

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Rabbi Denise Eger today becomes head of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. She’s also a lesbian mom.

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Purim Children’s Book Features Gay Dads

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It’s Purim, a Jewish holiday of storytelling and costumes that commemorates the deliverance of the Jews in the Persian Empire from a plot to destroy them. It’s also the only Jewish holiday to have a picture book featuring a child with gay dads.

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Helping Religious Parents Understand their LGBTQ Children

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Much has been written in the past few weeks about the suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn and her plea that we “fix society” to stop transgender people from dying by suicide. That’s not an easy request, although it is a necessary one. One social worker and researcher has some ideas for addressing at least one part of the problem.

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“Heather Has Two Mommies” Author Pens New Children’s Book of Jewish Holidays

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Just in time for the Jewish New Year comes a new picture book by Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies, taking us on a year-long journey through the Jewish holidays.

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