Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 don't speak to consensual, loving, supportive same-gender relationships (even sexual relationships). Instead, these verses prohibit the use of sex to humiliate, demean, or embarrass one's fellow man, which is never acceptable under any circumstance.Read More
Rabbi Akiba in the Talmud said, "Beloved are human beings that they are made in the Divine image, but even more love is felt when we know that we are made in the Divine image." And that is something about which to have all kinds of pride.Read More
On Saturday night, June 20, SOJOURN was presented with the Phillip Rush Community Builder Award at Georgia Equality's Evening for Equality. This is SOJOURN's acceptance speech, as written and presented by our Executive Director, Rebecca Stapel-Wax.
So many people get nervous about explaining homosexuality or same-sex marriage to their children. I would offer that, just like any other topic in life, if we focus on the basic truths for us and answer the questions being asked, we create an open dialogue and build understanding.Read More