compiled by Naomi Danis and Liya Rechtman


Your guide to being Jewish and female

Harvey Milk, Kate Bornstein, and Lesléa Newman are the first three subjects in the LGBT Jewish Heroes poster series from Keshet, and organization which works for full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews in Jewish life. In 1978, in San Francisco, Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man elected to a major public office in the U.S. He was assassinated that same year. A fierce advocate for youth and “gender outlaws,” Kate Bornstein is a Jewish transgender author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist. Lesléa Newman is a human rights activist, poet and author of the groundbreaking children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies and the award-winning short story “A Letter to Harvey Milk” [Lilith Summer 1988]. Idit Klein says the posters “will help young LGBT Jews and their friends and family never question their rightful place in the community.” Set of three for $25; more resources at, or

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