Greg Louganis was and is the World’s greatest Diver. An Olympian that captured gold medals in both 1984 and 1988, Greg was one of the first openly gay athletes. Because of his sexuality he was denied many of the perks that other Olympians received including many endorsements and perhaps one of the most coveted of…Read more »
Listen to the interview I did about becoming the President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Rabbi Eger interview on NPR program at WHYY Philadelphia
Here is my interview in the Advocate. Although they got some facts wrong. My Ordination year is wrong—it is HUC-JIR 1988. I came out publicly in 1988 What Does Judaism Say About LGBT People? | Advocate.com.
Parshat Kedoshim Leviticus 19:1 -20:27 This week’s Torah portion Kedoshim contains the second explicit verse that is often pointed out condemns gay male sex. Leviticus 20:13 prescribes the death penalty. Of course this entire section of Leviticus has a whole series of punishments for sexual transgressions and idolatry all of which are punishable by death…Read more »
It was a very gay night in Hollywood. Okay technically Beverly Hills. The Golden Globes was a night to celebrate Gays and lesbians. With a major win for best picture for “The Kids are All Right” and a best actress nod to Annette Benning in that very film, lesbian family life was highlighted. So too…Read more »
The descriptions are horrific. The anti-gay gang that was arrested in New York for the brutal attacks on three people pushed homophobia and anti-gay violence to a new level. Eight members of the “Latin King Goonies” have been arrested for their suspected brutal attack on three gay men in the Bronx. They burned and…Read more »
Once a con man always a con man. That motto describes Arthur Abba Goldberg, a convicted felon who bilked investors with a bond scam in the late 1980’s and who served time in prison. He was convicted in 1989 of mail fraud and defrauding the U.S. government! Following his parole, Goldberg founded an organization that does tremendous harm…Read more »