Since June is Gay Pride Month, this is an appropriate time to discuss gay issues. However, one of the gay issues not discussed openly is Jewish involvement in the homosexual movement.
Evidence has surfaced showing a clear-cut pattern of Jewish domination of the gay rights movement in America. This evidence has recently been posted on both the Judicial-inc.biz website and the News From The West blog, so it can be considered reliable.
However, before presenting the list, it is first important to properly define "domination" to ensure we target only the "guilty". In the wake of the recent May 26th Knoxville Rally, rally organizer and Vanguard News Network editor Alex Linder discussed the importance of "focused rage" and "focused hate". This means we identify those actually responsible for a problem and narrow the focus exclusively upon the actual perpetrators, rather than squander valuable resources on proxy targets, red herrings, and "straw men".
In keeping with this counsel, I define Jewish domination NOT as a numerical domination, but a domination of INFLUENCE, as Jews work their way into key positions, or "choke points", then make room for other sympathetic Jews in subordinate "choke points". Such focused deployment of comparatively limited numerical resources assures that Jews take de facto control of an organization and deftly manipulate its agenda. This pattern has been replicated in other areas, to include the mass media and the entertainment industry, as outlined in the National Alliance's entry-level research report, "Who Rules America?".
And also in keeping with Linder's emphasis on "focus", it is also important to identify which Jews tend to exercise this domination. To castigate all Jews equally is like using a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito. The sledgehammer soon loses its shock value. The list of Jews presented later in this post tend to have one common characteristic - they are secular-progressive Jews who are NOT devout adherents to Judaism. The facts show that religious Jews, particularly Orthodox but also many Conservative Jews, find homosexuality repugnant and not in keeping with Torah priniciples (the problem with many religious Jews is that they also venerate the Talmud and want a Jewish superstate in the Middle East extending from "the river Euphrates to the river of Egypt").
And Jewish domination of the gay rights movement is not exactly classified information. Even some elements of the Jewish community readily own up to this fact. An article posted on the Jewish Week website concerning the impact of a New York State court decision bears this out. Here is the pertinent excerpt:
Their hopes [for same-sex marriage] were dashed last week [July 6th, 2006] when the Court of Appeals ruled 4-2 that denying marriage to same-sex couples does not violate the state Constitution, a decision that throws the issue to the Legislature in Albany.
Searching for a word to describe their reaction, Trester came up with “crestfallen — that kind of thing. Like when you’re hoping for something and it kind of falls apart in front of you.”
Their rabbi used even stronger language, calling the decision bigoted and reserving much of her ire for the court’s reasoning, which found that limiting marriage to heterosexual couples was based, in part, on the protection and welfare of children.
Written by Judge Robert S. Smith, the opinion said lawmakers might reasonably conclude that children raised by heterosexual couples are better off than those raised by same-sex couples, although it acknowledged that little scientific evidence supports that view. “Intuition and experience suggest that a child benefits from having before his or her eyes, every day, living models of what both a man and woman are like,” the ruling said.
The majority also argued that restricting marriage to heterosexual couples encourages responsible procreation and said any comparison between the gay-marriage movement and the civil-rights movement was flawed. “Racism has been recognized for centuries — at first by a few people, and later by many more — as a revolting moral evil,” Smith wrote, while gay marriage is a relatively new concept.
“I don’t think I was particularly surprised that they ruled against the full rights of gay people,” said Rabbi Kleinbaum of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST), the West Village synagogue that serves the gay and lesbian communities. But the rabbi said she was shocked at what she considers “the viciousness of the language,” especially the logic that the discrimination faced by gays doesn’t have the same moral urgency as racism against blacks.
Her comments echoed the sharp dissent in the case issued by the court’s chief judge, Judith S. Kaye, who wrote that future generations would view the decision as “an unfortunate misstep.”
They also reflect the passionate involvement in the issue of much of the city’s Jewish population, which is sharply and, at times, bitterly divided on the matter along religious lines. A disproportionate number of Jews are active in the fight for gay rights, said Rabbi Kleinbaum, who noted the presence of several Jewish figures in the gay-marriage case, including Kaye and Roberta A. Kaplan, one of the lead counsels for the plaintiffs.
Among the Jewish organizations joining a “friend of the court” brief supporting the plaintiffs were the Anti-Defamation League and the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center.
On the other side of spectrum, Agudath Israel of America, an organization representing fervently Orthodox Jews, applauded the decision, saying the court “has served notice that there are limits to judicially instigated social revolutions.”
Even the Jews themselves don't deny this issue. Of course, when Jews say it, it's called "debate". but when Gentiles, particularly whites, say it, it's called "anti-Semitism". Oy, vey!
Here's the list of prominent Jews active in the gay rights movement (pictures of some of these critters posted on the Judicial-inc.biz website):
Larry Kramer -- co-founder of "Act Up," a homosexual/AIDS activist organization; co-founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis
Alan Klein -- co-founder of group ACT UP, co-founder of group Queer Nation, National Communications Director and chief spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD]. Klein also co-founded the successful multimedia campaign STOPDRLAURA.COM
Arnie Kantrowitz -- co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].
Jonathan D. Katz -- founded and chairs the Harvey Milk Institute, the largest queer studies institute in the world. A long time queer political activist, was a co-founder of Queer Nation, [the key San Francisco branch].
Harvey Fierstein -- film actor [Mrs. Doubtfire]; well-known gay activist.
Moisés Kaufman -- playwright and film director [The Laramie Project].
Israel Fishman -- founder of the Gay Liberation Caucus in 1970 [now known as the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table of the American Library Association], the world's first gay professional organization.
Bella Abzug and Edward Koch -- both Jewish -- the first members of the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation .
Winnie Stachelberg -- political director, Human Rights Campaign [HRC]
Michael S. Aronowitz, The New York Log Cabin Republicans.
Tony Kushner -- gay activist; Tony and 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright [for Angels in America, 1992].
Len Hirsch -- president of the GLBT federal government employees group, GLOBE.
Meg Moritz, Ph.D. -- a Director and member of the Executive Committee of GLAAD.
Barbara Raab -- an NBC-TV producer; a "Jewish lesbian feminist journalist, writer."
Charles Kaiser [?] -- author & founding member of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association [NLGJA].
David Goodstein -- owner/publisher of the gay magazine The Advocate [1975-1985]; co-founder of the National Gay Rights Lobby.
Judy Wieder -- Editor-in-chief, The Advocate gay magazine.
Alison Bechdel [?] -- cartoonist creator and author of the bi-weekly comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For."
Kevin Koffler -- Editor-in-chief, Genre gay magazine.
Garrett Glaser -- National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association [NLGJA] national board member.
Ronald Gold -- reporter for Variety; a leader in the fight to overturn the American Psychiatric Association's policy that homosexuality is an illness.
Magnus Hirschfeld [d. 1935], early gay rights activist in Germany; founded one of the first gay rights organizations, the Scientific Humanitarian Committee; coined the term "transvestism"; fled Nazi Germany.
Fred Hochberg -- deputy administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign [HRC].
Michael Berman -- member, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors. Mitchell Gold -- HRC Board, Marty Lieberman -- HRC Board, Andy Linsky -- HRC Board, Dana Perlman -- HRC Board, Abby Rubenfeld -- HRC Board, Andrew Tobias -- HRC Board, Lara Schwartz -- HRC Senior Counsel, Heather Wellman -- HRC Field Coordinator, Dan Furmansky -- HRC Senior Field Organizer (West), Sally Green -- HRC Associate Field Director
Rick Rosendall [?] -- President, Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC.
Barney Frank -- member of U.S. Congress; helped create non-discriminatory employment policies in all U.S. federal agencies
Kerry Lobel -- executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Robin Margolis, American coordinator of the Bi Women's Cultural Alliance and author [Bisexuality: A Practical Guide].
Evan Wolfson, Senior Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund -- and -- the executive director of Freedom to Marry.
Jennifer Einhorn -- Communications Director, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD], Nancy Alpert [?] -- GLAAD Treasurer, Judy Gluckstern -- GLAAD Board of Directors, Stephen M. Jacoby -- GLAAD Board of Directors, Matt Riklin -- GLAAD Board, Carol Rosenfeld -- GLAAD Board, William Weinberger -- GLAAD Board, Tanya Wexler -- GLAAD Board, David Huebner -- GLAAD Counsel.
Richard Goldstein -- Village Voice writer on gay culture and politics
Ron Schlittler -- Director of Field & Policy, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays [PFLAG].
Craig Ziskin -- Deputy Director of Development, PFLAG.
Debra Weill -- Senior Field & Policy Coordinator, PFLAG.
Dody Goldstein -- Board of Directors, PFLAG.
David Horowitz -- Board of Directors, PFLAG.
Shawn Frank -- Board of Directors, PFLAG.
Leon Weinstein -- Chair, Nominating Committee, PFLAG.
Kate Kendell [?], National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Gayle Rubin -- lesbian author/activist.
Hilary Rosen -- a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund; former board co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign.
Roz Richter, American attorney and activist.
Bob Kunst -- long-time activist in gay and Jewish causes.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network [GLSEN]. Board co-chairs: Marty Seldman, president
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force [NGLTF]. Board co-chairs: ..... Rachel Rosen in Santa Fe, N.M Dave Fleischer -- Director of Training [political training], NGLTF. Craig Hoffman -- Board of Directors, NGLTF. Beth Zemsky -- Board, NGLTF. Marsha C. Botzer -- Treasurer, NGLTF. Jeff Levi -- first, Levi was NGTF's lobbyist, early 1980s [NGTF became NGLTF in 1985]. Later, he was NGLTF executive director.
Bill Rubenstein, J.D. '86, developed the ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project
Martin Duberman -- author/historian; founded the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.
Ben Schatz '81, J.D. '85, is executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Foundation.
Kevin Schaub, American; Executive Director and Dean of the Harvey Milk Institute in San Francisco, the world's largest center for queer studies.
Sarah Schulman [1958- ], American playwright, novelist, and activist [one of the founders of the Lesbian Avengers, a direct-action lesbian rights organization].
Susan Spielman -- principal/head of Common Ground, an education/consulting firm specializing in workplace sexual orientation education; her company has worked with hundreds of U.S. organizations, helping them to implement domestic partner benefits plans; co-author of the book Straight Talk About Gays in the Workplace.
Gertrude Stein -- wrote the first openly lesbian novel, "Q.E.D.," in 1903, but it was only published posthumously in 1950.
Rikki Streicher (1925-1994), American activist and businesswoman.
Michael Goff -- founded Out magazine in 1992.
Paulette Goodman -- founder of local chapter [Washington D.C.] of PFLAG and served as President of the National PFLAG organization from 1988-1992.
Jeffrey Newman, American, president and COO of the Gay Financial Network; president and CEO of out.com.
Jim Levin -- New York gay historian.
Barrett Brick -- GLAA [Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance] Treasurer.
Robin Tyler -- American comedian [born Arlene Chernick] who was the first openly gay comic in North America; Tyler is also an activist who was the stage producer for the first three gay marches on Washington and the national protest coordinator for the "Stop Dr. Laura" campaign; she produces women's comedy and music festivals, and operates a lesbian travel-tour company.
Dr. Bruce Voeller [1935?-1994] [?] American gay rights activist, molecular biologist, physiologist, and AIDS researcher (pioneer in the use of nonoxynol-9 as a spermicide); cofounder and first executive director of the National Gay Task Force; creator of the Mariposa Foundation [an AIDS prevention research organization].
Mark Elderkin [?] -- co-founded Gay.com.
Leroy Aarons -- American professor, journalist, and founder of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association (1990).
Dr. Donald I. Abrams -- American physician, HIV expert, medical marijuana researcher, and past president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
Johnny Abush (1952-2000) -- [Canadian]; archivist of the International Jewish GBLT Archives.
Roberta Achtenberg [1950- ]; civil rights lawyer and federal official; appointed as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
Miriam Ben-Shalom [1948- ], American Army Reserves drill sergeant and gay activist; in 1986 she won a ten-year legal battle with the Reserves when a court ordered her reinstatement; founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans Association [GLBVA] in 1990, serving as its first president.
Larry Brinkin, American gay activist who brought the first domestic partnership lawsuit [against Southern Pacific Railroad, 1982].
Rob Eichberg, American psychologist, co-creator of National Coming Out Day [October 11th].
Scott Evertz, American; in April 2001, President Bush appointed him to serve as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy [ONAP].
Gene Falk [?, Jewish name], American business executive; Senior Vice President of the Showtime Digital Media Group; part of the team that launched and marketed the U.S. TV series Queer as Folk; Chair of the Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].
Surina Kahn -- American lesbian activist.
Larry Kessler -- founding director in 1983 of the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, the largest AIDS support organization in New England.
Kathy Levinson -- American investor and philanthropist; serves on the board of PlanetOut; also on NGLTF Board of Directors.
Judith Light -- actress, activist for gay causes.
David Mixner -- gay activist, political consultant; co-founder of the Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles [MECLA], a group of wealthy gays and lesbians who became influential in local politics; president Bill Clinton's Special Liaison to the Gay-Lesbian Community.
Dan Savage -- American author of gay-themed books [The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant; Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America] and gay-themed- sex-advice columnist [Savage Love].
Susan Schuman, American executive vice-president and general manager of the Planet Out gay and lesbian online service.
Scott Seomin, American entertainment media coordinator for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [GLAAD].
Jason Serinus [Jay Guy Nassberg] -- founder and coordinator of the Lavender Healing Network; a former gay activist with the New York chapter of the Gay Liberation Front.
David Sine [?] -- American CEO of C1TV, the first U.S. gay and lesbian cable TV network.
Rex Wockner -- longtime gay, American journalist who has reported news for the gay press since 1985.
Jack Fritscher -- became Editor in Chief of Drummer gay magazine .
Leslie Feinberg [1949- ], American trade unionist, transgender activist and author [Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul].
Allan Ginsburg - late Jewish poet and leading member of North American Man Boy Love Association.
PFLAG and GLSEN have been at the forefront of homosexual proselytization amongst our youth, pushing the establishment of gay-straight clubs in high schools and middle schools nationwide. Another organization promoting homosexual awareness amongst our youth is the SPLC's notorious sockpuppet, Tolerance.org.