Lady Gaga, Alan Cumming, and a rabbi walk into a bar…

It might sound like the beginning of a bad joke. Don’t worry, I’m not going to make it. Instead I’ll tell you what else these figures have in common.

The month of October has been deemed LGBT history month by the Equality Forum and today is Rabbi Denise L. Eger day! Yesterday was Alan Cumming and tomorrow is Lady Gaga. Clearly as the only clergy person in the 31-day list this is a major tribute to the work that Eger has done and continues to do every day in our nation, state, city, and as the rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami.

As you might know, the area of GLBT history has received a great deal of attention as states and cities are now requiring it as part of the curriculum. While I don’t always agree with making every month about something else, we’re also in the midst of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, if any of these types of activities raise awareness, we’re moving in the right direction.

Way to go Rabbi Eger! You make me, the Reform Movement and all of the Jewish people (whether or not they realize it) proud!

Do you have someone you might add to the list? What’s their story? Why might you add them?

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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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