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Anti-Gay Attack Victim Files Lawsuit Against Alleged Hasidic Attackers

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 19
A gay black man who was attacked by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn last year filed a civil lawsuit Monday against the five men who are charged with the beating.

Observant Jews Ignore HIV

HIV/AIDS | By Steve Weinstein | Dec 16
The closed society of the ultra-Orthodox shuns prevention and those infected. Change is coming slowly, if at all.

Anti-Gay NY Lawmaker (Sort of) Apologizes for Wearing Blackface

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 27
A New York Democratic politician, who opposes marriage equality and is no stranger to making anti-gay comments, has apologized for wearing blackface for the Jewish holiday, Purim.

Dutch Rabbi Suspended For Signing ’Gays Can Be Cured’ Document

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 21
The chief rabbi of Amsterdam was suspended by the Orthodox Jewish community for co-signing a document that said homosexuality can be "cured" and "treated."

Jewish Right Bashes Lieberman Over DADT Repeal

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 24
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has drawn excoriation from one segment of the political right in particular: conservative Jews who have denounced Lieberman in the wake of the DADT vote.

Rabbis, heterosexuals join NJ gay marriage debate

NATIONAL | By Geoff Mulvihill | Dec 1
New Jersey’s newly political rabbis have joined an anti-marriage equality coalition that includes Roman Catholic bishops, evangelicals, and some black and Latino leaders.

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