Last month, Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation held its annual Pride Shabbat service. This year, Stephanie Goldfarb was the guest speaker. She is both a Jewish educator and an LGBTQ activist, as well as the winner of Food Network’s “America’s Best Cook” in 2014. Her talk was titled: “At the Intersection of Queer & Jewish: Why It’s Tough Out Here for Some of Us.” She also mentions the removal of rainbow Star of David Flags at the 2017 Chicago Dyke March and how the experience affected her as both an organizer of the march, and as a member of the Jewish community.
Note: I serve on the Kol Hadash Steering Committee.