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9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know

9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, here are nine of the most influential Jews who have helped make LGBTQ issues visible — and are still working to enact change.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announcing Israel's agreement with Turkey at a press conference in Rome, Italy, June 27, 2016. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Netanyahu formally announces reconciliation deal with Turkey

Avigdor Liberman speaking during a Knesset meeting about Operation Protective Edge, Aug. 4, 2014. (Flash 90)

Liberman, majority of Israelis oppose Turkey reconciliation deal

The facade of the Alte Pinakothek art museum in Munich, one of the Bavarian state galleries. (Wikimedia Commons)

Munich state museum profited from Nazi-looted art, investigation shows

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United States

The "Looking for a Wife" advertisement Arthur Brooks bought for his son in the Coeur d’Alene Press, June 18, 2016 (Screenshot)

Jewish father who took out ad seeking a wife for his son postpones interviews of prospective brides

At least a dozen women reportedly have responded to the ad in an Idaho newspaper for the 48-year-old potential husband, surprising his 78-year-old dad.

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Israel & Middle East

Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, as a heatwave hits Israel, May 16, 2016. (Miriam ALster/Flash90)

Israelis would get 6 Sundays off under bill to create ‘Western’ weekend

Two of the six proposed long weekends would take place during the summer, and the other four would come during the Passover and Hanukkah vacations.

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From the JTA Archives

Joe Goldblatt, a Texan who gained Scottish citizenship in July, campaigns for Scottish independence in Edinburgh. (Ben Sales)

Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

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Michelin Map Puts Haifa in Jordan

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First Sheep Airlift to Israel

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World

Jose Nestor Pekerman coach of Colombia gesturing during a match between Colombia and Ecuador in a FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match at Roberto Melendez Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, March 29, 2016. (Gal Schweizer/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Jewish coach leads Colombia soccer team to 3rd place in Copa tournament

Jose Pekerman, a native of Argentina, has "overseen a renaissance" with the Colombian squad, which defeated the United States, 1-0, to take the bronze medal.

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From 70 Faces Media

The tree clad foothills of the Atlas mountains with a traditonal Berber village clinging to the sides, Morocco

Why 100 NY Jews Brought Goats to This Moroccan Village

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7 Ways to Survive Summer with Kids

Sushi Rolls with tuna, octopus, eel and shrimp

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Sushi Has Officially Taken Over the Kosher Food Scene

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Life & Culture

Writer Calvin Trillin, center, interviewing John Lewis in Birmingham, Ala., as the Freedom Riders were boarding the bus for Montgomery in 1961. (LIFE Images Collection)

Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting

In his new book "Jackson, 1964," the Jewish author and humorist looks back on early years of reporting the "seg beat" in the South.

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