For Questioning Sexuality

By Robert Bernardo

Blessed are you, Source of Eternity, for giving me the ability to question my sexuality and how I choose to express my sexuality.

It's okay to question my thoughts
It's okay to question my actions
It's okay to question my attractions
It's okay to question my gender

You have given me the power to choose, and these choices are my own
Together, let's all celebrate the sweetness! May our bodies sing in joy, in the infinite possibilities of love and affection.

Together, may we all sing the Song of Solomon, songs of joy and songs of praise.
Ivdu et Hashem b'simchah, bo'u l'fanav bir'nana
Serve God with joy, come before the Eternal One with song.

"For Questioning Sexuality," Copyright © 2008 by Robert Bernardo, Siddur Sha'ar Zahav, page 52

Excerpted from Siddur Sha’ar Zahav. Copyright © 2009, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco, CA, reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.