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New book explores Orthodox taboos about women’s sexuality, gender

The euphemistic name of the book is a nod to the quieter way that conversations about female sexuality have happened in Orthodox communities.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
18/08/2020

The Israelites and Midianite women: What really happened in the tent?

At the beginning of next week’s Torah portion, God steps forward and validates Pinhas for turning back His wrath from the Israelites, and is granted a covenant of peace and the pact of priesthood.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
02/07/2020

Colorado teacher assigns students 'sexual poetry' without parental consent

According to Fox News, the poem was in a book that was approved by the school board and the offensive language was censored.

Gay couple celebrates pride, LGBT

No 'gay gene,' sexuality formed in womb

A recent genetic study hasn't found a single 'gay gene,' but previous studies suggest human sexuality is actually developed in the womb.

By LEON SVERDLOV
02/09/2019
Iranian model Neggzia

Iranian model sentenced to 148 lashes escapes to Paris - watch

An Iranian model was forced to leave Tehran for breaking the country’s Islamic clothing law restrictions, according to a feature news report by i24NEWS.

Anne Frank in 1940

As a queer Jew, learning Anne Frank was bisexual is a game-changer

My first response to this discovery was anger. When I was just discovering I liked both girls and boys, there was an actual, real life person who could have told me those feelings were natural?

By JTA/YONAH BEX GERBER
13/06/2019
Queen

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ glosses over Mercury’s roots and religion

Mercury’s ethnicity has been debated at length since his death at age 45 in 1991 of AIDS-related complications.

By ASHLEY LEE
10/11/2018
A man participates in pole dancing at Israel's only S&M club, the Dungeon

When this paper became a safe word

The Dungeon, Israel's only S & M club, reopens.

A model poses with a camera

New worlds: BGU scientists improve camera software

News pertaining to cameras, sex, and dragonflies.

A street vendor walks past a banner reading 'Indonesia LGBT Emergency'

UN rights chief slams Indonesia proposal to outlaw gay, extramarital sex

Currently, Indonesian law does not regulate homosexuality, except in the ultra-conservative Islamic province of Aceh.

By REUTERS
07/02/2018
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