Pride by Liora Sophie

My pride is made of a million specks of shame I’ve shaken off my back over the years, A hundred girl-on-girl kisses under the blanket so no one would see, A trickle of my bleeding heart for e… Source: Pride by Liora Sophie

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12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex

Even if you are pro abstinence only education (and you believe that it works) there are crucial things you can tell young people without even talking to them about sex at all. While I am mainly aiming for girls here, most of these topics do apply to young boys as well. By the way, I am … Continue reading 12 Sex Ed Things That Aren’t Even About Sex

Two Ways of Telling the Same Story

When I was in tenth grade I went to my first nerd science program at the Weizmann Institute. Our first lecture was about evolution. After the introduction, the lecturer addressed two friends and me and asked us whether we wanted to disagree with what he was teaching. He asked this because we all came from … Continue reading Two Ways of Telling the Same Story

Why We Need Pride In Jerusalem

Too many people have asked me that question, so here's your answer. I am so incredibly proud to be a resident of Jerusalem right now. For one shining moment, no matter who you are - gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, pan, in, out, religious, secular, in between...for one moment you can just live in a … Continue reading Why We Need Pride In Jerusalem

Why I’m So Vocal About LGBT Equality

A few weeks ago I was sitting in the cafeteria with a friend from university who accused me of posting on Facebook only about calculus. "That's not true!" I protested, "There are plenty of posts about same-sex marriage!" "Oh," he said, "I didn't know you were – like that." "Like what?" I asked, and he … Continue reading Why I’m So Vocal About LGBT Equality

Book Review: Akiva’s Orchard by Yochi Brandes

הפרדס של עקיבא by Yochi Brandes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an important book if you are interested in Judaism or Jewish history, or Jewish. The main thing it does is takes the million Rabbis you've heard of and organizes them in your head: Who lives when, whose student is whom, where … Continue reading Book Review: Akiva’s Orchard by Yochi Brandes