Growing up gay and Jewish, I’ve gained a great appreciation for diversity. Our differences are not merely skin-deep, however, and I see diversity much deeper than our color, our faith, our love lives–diversity reaches the very depth of our souls, for everyone owns their own uniqueness, and we can learn great things from recognizing the varied experiences we’ve all had. As a storyteller, I cherish diversity especially for the new perspectives it provides us and the inspiration I receive from learning about different cultures and beliefs.
My love for diversity is further fueled and founded upon the Jewish belief of b’tzelem Elohim, that all people are created in the image of God and that it’s our duty to uphold and respect the dignity and Godliness in everyone and everything.
In the LGBT subcategory I share my experience, thoughts, and perspectives as a gay male living in the twenty-first century United States, discussing my roles as activist, community member, and visionary. I hope to educate others about the issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, asexual, and allied community, and through sharing my stories, open the hearts of the world to join us in solidarity.
I’m eager to answer any questions you may have about “living a gay life,” so if there’s something you’re dying to know, please ask me and I’ll answer it either privately or in a new post (if you’d like to remain anonymous, just say so when you submit your question).
There have always been struggles among those who are different, and today is no different. In this subcategory you’ll find discussions about equality and human rights issues beyond those affecting just the LGBT community. Topics such as race relationships, gender and sex discrimination, and age- and health-related matters may all end up here.