List of LGBT Jews

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This is a list of LGBT Jews. Each person is both Jewish (by ancestry or conversion) and has stated publicly that he or she is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) or identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. Being both Jewish and LGBTQ is a canonical (recognized) example of some facet of each person on this list such that the below listed person's fame or significance flows from being both Jewish and LGBT.

In Queer Theory and the Jewish Question, editors Daniel Boyarin, Daniel Itzkovitz, and Ann Pellegrini explain:

While there are no simple equations between Jewish and queer identities, Jewishness and queerness yet utilize and are bound up with one another in particularly resonant ways. This crossover also extends to the modern discourses of antisemitism and homophobia, with stereotypes of the Jew frequently underwriting pop cultural and scientific notions of the homosexual. And vice versa.[1]

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Religious LGBT figures[edit]

See also: LGBT clergy in Judaism

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Musicians, Composers, Lyricists, Vocalists[edit]

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Footnotes[edit]

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  72. ^ Film Review - Sunday, Bloody Sunday
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  75. ^ glbtq >> arts >> Stiller, Mauritz
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  81. ^ glbtq >> arts >> Blitzstein, Marc
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  86. ^ glbtq >> arts >> Feinstein, Michael
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