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LGBTQIA Rights

Vicki Gabriner

As a radical activist for civil rights, feminism, and an end to the Vietnam War, Vicki Gabriner risked her life to transform the country at a time of tremendous upheaval.

Laverne Cox's Brave New Platform

I consider myself a feminist, and I also strive to combat other axes of oppression in my daily life, but sometimes I fall through. Far too often, I’ll stay quiet when I hear someone make a transphobic comment or a misogynistic remark. Some days I’m really not up to challenging that person, but other times I just let myself believe that it’s not my battle, that it doesn’t matter, that someone else will take care of it.

Laverne Cox

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Promotional still of Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black.
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Promotional still of Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black.

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Joan Nestle

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Joan Nestle.
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Joan Nestle.

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"In the Life: The Homosexual Lifestyle," Excerpt

Rabbis Sharon Kleinbaum and Dawn Rose speak during an excerpt from In the Life: The Homosexual Lifestyle, Episode #1305, February 2004. View transcript.
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Rabbis Sharon Kleinbaum and Dawn Rose speak during an excerpt from In the Life: The Homosexual Lifestyle, Episode #1305, February 2004. View transcript.

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Rebecca Young, 2002

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Rebecca Young in her office at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, January 29, 2002.

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Rebecca Young in her office at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, January 29, 2002.

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Idit Klein, 2005

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Idit Klein in 2005.
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Idit Klein in 2005.

Shulamit Izen, 2001

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Rabbi Shulamit Izen's senior year photo, Fall 2001.

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Rabbi Shulamit Izen's senior year photo, Fall 2001.

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Joan Nestle

Joan Nestle was born in 1940 in the Bronx. She became involved in grassroots activism at a young age, protesting against the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Vietnam War, segregation, and apartheid, and supporting civil rights, women’s rights, and Gay Liberation.

Cheryl Moch

Cheryl Moch was a founding board member of the Jewish Feminist Organization (JFO). She is a writer and playwright, living in New York City with her daughter Hannah. Her play, “Cinderella, the Real True Story,” which celebrates gay marriage, has been performed around the world.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "LGBTQIA Rights." (Viewed on February 6, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/lgbtqia-rights>.

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