To honor Transgender Day of Visibility, we want to highlight these incredible trans Jewish visionaries and leaders who have contributed so much in terms of art, literature, religion, justice, and more.

Want to learn more about Trans Visibility Day? Check out these resources, courtesy of GLSEN.

 

Lindz Amer, YouTuber and creator of Queer Kids Stuff

Photo credit goes to James Dillon III @the_third_and_only on Instagram

 

S. Bear Bergman, children’s and adults’ book author and publisher, founder of Flamingo Rampant press, dazzling Keshet OUTstanding! gala emcee

 

Kate Bornstein, author, playwright, performance artist, actor, and gender theorist, honored at OUTstanding! honoree and featured in a Keshet LGBTQ heroes poster

Sol J Brager, artist

 

daph ben david, educator and artist

 

Noach Dzmura, Jewish community leader, teacher, writer, and freelance communications professional

 

August Eberlein, online personality

 

Emet Ezell, writer, community organizer, and founder of The Barnacle Goose

 

Leslie Feinberg (z”l), butch lesbian, transgender activist, communist, and author

 

KB Frazier, audiologist, musician, rabbinical school student, leader of Keshet’s Spiritual Healing for LGBTQ Jews of Color

 

Ezra Furman, singer/songwriter

 

Yishay Garbasz, artist

 

Lior Gross and Eyal Rivlin, creators of The Nonbinary Hebrew Project

 

Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor-Mater, computer programmer

Rabbi Eliana Kayelle, choreographer, director, founder of You Gotta Give ‘Em Torah

 

Binya Kóatz, poet, coder, activist, ritual-maker, facilitator, creator of Keshet’s simanim / ye’i rasones for Rosh Hashanah

 

Rabbi Elliot Kukla, chaplain, author, activist, artist

 

Joy Ladin, essayist, poet, scholar, honored at OUTstanding!, Keshet emeritus board member

 

Davia Loren, pediatrician, associate professor, clinician-educator

 

Mycroft Masada, LGBTQ+, fat & illness/disability liberation leader, writer, artist

 

Mx. Cleo Mizrahi, artist, stylist, filmmaker

 

Rena Yehuda Newman, artist, zine-maker, editor at New Voices Magazine

 

Qamar, artist, voice actor

 

Martin Rawlings-Fein, filmmaker, educator, elected official, liturgist

 

Eliana Rubin, educator and musician

 

Becky Silverstein, rabbi, SVARA fellow, founder of Beyn Kodesh l’Chol, OUTstanding! honoree and Keshet emeritus board member

Photo of Rabbi Becky Silverstein

 

Rachel SJ, actor, singer

 

Michael Sokolovsky and Xava De Cordova, co-hosts of the podcast Xai How Are You

Abby Stein, activist, author, speaker, educator, rabbi, OUTstanding! honoree

 

Enzi Tanner, social worker, community organizer

 

Jaz Twersky and Lulavet Arnow, cohosts of the podcast Kosher Queers

 

Lauren Zannah, online personality

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