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Anti-Gay Attack Victim Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Hasidic Attackers

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
A gay black man who was attacked by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn last year filed a civil lawsuit Monday against the five men who are charged with the beating.

Observant Jews Ignore HIV

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Dec 16, 2013
The closed society of the ultra-Orthodox shuns prevention and those infected. Change is coming slowly, if at all.

Anti-Gay NY Lawmaker (Sort of) Apologizes for Wearing Blackface

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
A New York Democratic politician, who opposes marriage equality and is no stranger to making anti-gay comments, has apologized for wearing blackface for the Jewish holiday, Purim.

Dutch Rabbi Suspended For Signing ’Gays Can Be Cured’ Document

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Jan 21, 2012
The chief rabbi of Amsterdam was suspended by the Orthodox Jewish community for co-signing a document that said homosexuality can be "cured" and "treated."

Jewish Right Bashes Lieberman Over DADT Repeal

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Dec 24, 2010
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has drawn excoriation from one segment of the political right in particular: conservative Jews who have denounced Lieberman in the wake of the DADT vote.

Rabbis, heterosexuals join NJ gay marriage debate

By Geoff Mulvihill | Tuesday Dec 1, 2009
New Jersey’s newly political rabbis have joined an anti-marriage equality coalition that includes Roman Catholic bishops, evangelicals, and some black and Latino leaders.
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