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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. The organization is nondenominational and is accommodating of various views of homosexuality in Judaism. It is aimed primarily at those from 17 to 30-year of age.
JQY marched in the Celebrate Israel Parade of 2012, the first year openly LGBT groups were permitted to participate. Participation in pride parades has been a contentious issue in the Orthodox LGBT community.
Recent research suggests that JQY successfully helps their members build an essential peer network and negotiate tensions between religion and sexual orientation.
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- "Frequently Asked Questions". jqyouth.org. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- "It Gets Better - Gay Orthodox Jews". youtube.com. 9 November 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- "LGBT Groups March in the Celebrate Israel Parade". Human Rights Campaign. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- See, for example, the approach of the organization Kamoha: 
- Etengoff, C. (2013). Gay men's and their religious relatives' negotiation of sexual orientation, religion, family values, and homophobia (doctoral dissertation). New York, New York US: Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No.3561270)
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