All across the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people are having important conversations about the role of faith in their lives. While many Jewish institutions have come to support the full inclusion of LGBTQ people, some LGBTQ Jewish Americans remain closeted and are wondering if they might finally be open in the synagogue and Jewish communal life.
This guide is aimed at LGBTQ Jewish Americans who are on the journey toward living fully in their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and in their faith and its traditions. These pages will offer general, overarching insights and suggestions that draw on a wide variety of Jewish voices. The hope is always to spark new ideas, new dialogue and new courage.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2016