Our friends over at MyJewishLearning have just launched a new blog in partnership with Keshet, a national grassroots organization that works for the full inclusion and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in all facets of Jewish life–synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social service organizations, and other communal agencies.
We encourage you all to check it out. Up on the blog now is an amazing tale of being gay at Jewish summer camp. In it, Scott McGrath writes:
I remember feeling like camp – and my camp world – should have been the place more than any to give me solace and support during that difficult time in my life when I was coming out. The vivid memories of all the homophobic comments, jokes and pranks we played, however, negated any sense of safety this community had once given me.