Lesléa Newman is a prolific writer, poet, and human rights activist. She is the author of over 60 books and edited collections including the groundbreaking children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children’s book to portray lesbian families in a positive way, and the award-winning short story A Letter to Harvey Milk. Newman’s writing often explores lesbian identity, Jewish identity, and the intersection and collision between the two. She has received many literary awards including…
Poetry Fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, and three Pushcart Prize Nominations. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists.
This poster is part of the LGBT Jewish Heroes Poster Series, celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews who have transformed the world through their words and lives. Harvey Milk, Kate Bornstein, and Lesléa Newman are the first three subjects in this poster series of Jewish LGBT changemakers. Each has shown the courage, vision, and conviction to overcome homophobia and transphobia and make a lasting impact on the world.
The 18×24 posters are perfect for synagogues, day schools, Hebrew schools, Hillels, JCCs, GSAs, LGBT centers and any institution or organization that wants to create an inclusive environment. Learn more about the project at lgbtjewishheroes.org.