The rainbow cast across the machzorim — that’s what this story is about. On Sept. 16, 2022, Yeshiva University banned the only student-run LGBT club on its campus. This is not their first fight. YU’s queer students have been struggling for an officially sanctioned place to belong for over a decade.
I had spent my entire life getting away from home, trying to find what Pride meant to me, just to find Pride was there at home after all. It was in the one place I refused to believe it could exist.
Back in October, the 21st year of the film festival, three days of LGBT-centered screenings and community receptions, took place. Though organizers considered it a success, it lacked one crucial demographic: Almost no one was below 50 years old.