Gender & Sexual Identity

Throughout our lives as we explore the world around us, we also discover elements of ourselves. For the LGBTIQ community the process of coming out, transitioning, and experimenting with gender and sexual identity may come with public or private struggles for acceptance, some which may be difficult or painful. Through ritual we can honor the range of emotions and experiences along this journey, support each other to become our true and best selves, and celebrate what makes each of us special and unique.
 

A Guide to LGBTIQ Resources on Ritualwell

By Ritualwell
Ritualwell maintains a large collection of rituals, prayers and blessings that addresses the concerns and life experiences of people in LGBTIQ communities. As a progressive Jewish site, our goal is...  more
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It Could Have Been Me

By Rabbi Nathan Weiner
It could have been me. I could have retreated to the safe space of a gay bar or club in order to dance with a man, to hold his hand, to kiss him in safety. One of my safe havens, a safe space for...  more
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Tags: LGBTIQ, Orlando

The Heart of Pride: Be Who You Are

By Rabbi Rachel Weiss
I believe that the heart of Pride has to do with love. In the midst of the book of Leviticus we find the three words: “v’ahavtah l’re’akha camokha”—You shall love your fellow as yourself.   more
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