Being naive is not always a virtue

In Israel, many Jewish places don’t need security at their doors. It’s mainly at public places where many gather. But, Israel collects a lot of intelligence that makes that we’re all, all the time, relatively safe, thank G^d.

But, LGBTQIA+s don’t have a homeland. Now, self-defense and armed door people have become compulsory. Pretense doesn’t make it safe.

Especially after four years of a bigot in the White House who even encouraged the Neo-Nazi Proud Boys, the ripple effect of that will go on for years of hate-driven people not seeking therapy to rejoin humanity.

Of course, shooting up a Gay club is a hate crime just like shooting up a synagogue is. Especially on the annual World Trans Day of Remembrance, commemorating the Trans people who’ve died by murder or suicide.

Those who feel compelled to conclude it’s dangerous and undesirable to be non-Straight, non-Cis, let us hear what one great Rabbi said, lying in the concentration camp mud when he was teased by a German-Nazi soldier about the greatness of belonging to the Chosen People. He replied: I prefer to be part of the people who are murdered above those who murder.

May the wounded and their close ones all recover fully, physically and emotionally, may the good of those murdered stand by all of us, and may their close ones be comforted over time when it does get better.

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Recently, Dutch soccer team captains started wearing One Love rainbow-colored armbands during the games to show solidarity with LGBTQIA+ and all people. This was deemed needed because almost all players still seem Straight-Cis men, which no one believes. The soccer crowd appears to be very homo/cis-phobic. Only two Muslim captains refused to wear one. Advertisement

On initiative from these Dutch players, many European captains decided to wear these bands at the Qatar world championship competition. They’ve now revoked that because they feared FIFA may punish them. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Going to these Games was already highly contested because of the human rights abuses in Qatar. On the first day, Qatar authorities suddenly banned cooked kosher food and Jewish prayer at the tournament. When it rains, it pours.

This is the best time ever to be an activist and Ally to LGBTQIA+s.

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22.11.2022

Being naive is not always a virtue

In Israel, many Jewish places don’t need security at their doors. It’s mainly at public places where many gather. But, Israel collects a lot of intelligence that makes that we’re all, all the time, relatively safe, thank G^d.

But, LGBTQIA s don’t have a homeland. Now, self-defense and armed door people have become compulsory. Pretense doesn’t make it safe.

Especially after four years of a bigot in the White House who even encouraged the Neo-Nazi Proud Boys, the ripple effect of that will go on for years of hate-driven people........

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