JQYouth

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JQYouth (or JQY) is a New York-based social and support group for LGBT people from Orthodox and traditional Jewish backgrounds. The group was founded in 2001 as an online list-serve, and began meeting in the Manhattan JCC in 2003.[1] The organization is nondenominational and is accommodating of various views of homosexuality in Judaism.[1] It is aimed primarily at those from 17 to 30-year of age.[2]

The organization contributed a video to the It Gets Better Project.[3]

JQY marched in the Celebrate Israel Parade of 2012, the first year openly LGBT groups were permitted to participate.[4] Participation in pride parades has been a contentious issue in the Orthodox LGBT community.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "History". jqyouth.org. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". jqyouth.org. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "It Gets Better - Gay Orthodox Jews". youtube.com. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "LGBT Groups March in the Celebrate Israel Parade". Human Rights Campaign. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  5. ^ See, for example, the approach of the organization Kamoha: [1]

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