Rabbi Daniel Bogard and Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard founded Camp Indigo Point, a camp for trans, gender-expansive, and LGBTQ+ kids that brings together 150+ campers from 30+ states for two life-changing weeks each summer. They are leaders in an interfaith organization led by Missouri clergy aimed at stopping bills targeting the LGBTQ+ community. The Rabbis Bogard serve together on the rabbinic team of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO.
Maharat Rori Picker Neiss and Russel Neiss are leading advocates for LGBTQ+ inclusion in the Jewish community and against anti-trans legislation in Missouri and across the country. They have testified frequently in Jefferson City, MO, and Washington, DC, together with their 12-year-old son, about the experiences of trans youth and the impact of hateful laws. Their efforts have been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times. Rori is the Executive Director of the St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council, and Russel is the Senior Product Engineer at Sefaria.
Dr. Jenny Siegel is a nationally recognized leader in trans health. She is the Medical Director of the Transgender Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she also serves as Lead for Health Equity and Community-Based Education for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an academic general internist. Dr. Siegel is a leading clinical educator in graduate medical education focused on health equity and LGBTQ+ health.
Michael W. Twitty is an award-winning Jewish, Black, Southern, and gay culinary historian and educator. In 2023, he received the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award for Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew. He is also the author of The Cooking Gene, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year and the writing category. His nationally acclaimed writing focuses on cultural awareness and the interconnectedness of humanity through a lens of food security, activism, and culinary justice.
Thank you to our OUTstanding! 2023 sponsors and Host Committee members. Your support makes our work for LGBTQ+ equality possible.
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