Jewish News is very excited to announce the launch on Monday of a brand new online section dedicated to the Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual (LGBT) community.
As a newspaper, we strive to reflect and celebrate all segments of the UK Jewish community, which is why we’re committed to making this important step. In partnership with Hot Salt Beef, the J-LGBT section will go live this Monday, 23 June – five days before London Gay Pride 2014.
Leading human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell applauded the move, saying “Congratulations to Jewish News on the launch of its new online LGBT section.
“This is an important recognition of the valued contribution made by LGBT Jews to both the LGBT and Jewish communities. It signals that Jewish LGBT news, culture, events and issues are taken seriously. Bravo!”
Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism Rabbi Danny Rich joined Tatchell in welcoming the new section. “A pioneering community newspaper ensures it covers the news, events and views emanating from all parts of the community.
Click on our new section at the top menu bar from Monday to discover:
• Photos and videos from Gay Pride in Tel Aviv and Brooklyn!
• New blog: The ponderings of a transgender Jew
• Parent’s opinion: how to address the ‘elephant in the room’
• Why we should still celebrate Pride
• All the info you need to enjoy London Pride 2014 with the Jewish community’s vibrant LGBT+ groups
We hope that readers will enjoy the section and be a part of it – please write in with your comments and suggestions!
Editorial comment: ‘It’s time to hear the voice of our Jewish LGBT community’ by Rabbi Danny Rich
We are also looking for editorial contributions for this section. Please email Online Editor Sophie Eastaugh: firstname.lastname@example.org