Next Year in Gender Liberation! Towards Trans Justice and Joy

Close your seder with concrete action for trans liberation!

April 3, 2024

By Jon Cohen, Director of Community Mobilization

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As we tell our people’s story of oppression and liberation this Passover, anti-LGBTQ+ politicians are advancing anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ policies all across the country.

The basic rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ children, adults, and families are at risk – whether they can safely attend school, access health care, play sports, use a bathroom, and live their daily lives. The federal Equality Act would end all these anti-LGBTQ+ policies –  but culture wars in Congress have stalled its progress.

As Jews, we know what it feels to be treated as outsiders.

When we retell our ancient story of being enslaved by Pharaoh, we call on ourselves and our communities to act for a world where we honor what is holy and unique in every person and treat others as we would like to be treated.

In this Passover season of our liberation, let us all speak out for LGBTQ+ equality as Jews.


1. Contact your federal legislators and ask them to defend and protect trans and LGBQ+ people.

This Passover and through 2024, Keshet is mobilizing the Jewish community in support of national non-discrimination protections. Join Jews across the United States in pursuing justice by ensuring that all people’s equal rights and basic dignity are protected.

Even if you’ve contacted your legislators in support of the Equality Act, please do it again today. 2024 is an election year and your legislators need to know that you’re voting your values.



 2. Keep learning. Bring Keshet’s Community Mobilization team to your community!

We will customize an online program for your community about LGBTQ+ rights in your state and how you can make change. Email us at [email protected].


3. Keep learning.

Right-wing politicians exploit many people’s lack of familiarity with the LGBTQ+ community, especially around gender. Read recent press and stay informed. Start with these two pieces by Keshet staff and youth leaders, “Bills attacking LGBTQ rights are an assault on Jewish values – and Jewish teens,” by Keshet CEO Idit Klein and Keshet youth leader Is Perlman, and “Arkansas banned gender-affirming care for teens. That same care saved my life.” by Keshet Youth Programs Intern Sawyer Goldsmith.


4. Support Keshet and get involved!

Click here to donate to Keshet, and sign up for our email list.


5. Tell the trans and LGBTQ youth in your family and community that you love them and will never stop fighting for them!

Share words of support with trans and LGBQ+ youth here!

And check out this support and resource list for LGBTQ teens and allies.


6. Vote!

The stakes couldn’t be higher! Make sure to vote your values and to protect LGBTQ+ rights in the upcoming election!


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