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Who’s Your Favorite Queer Jew?

When’s the last time you took a moment to appreciate the LGBT Jews in your life?

Keshet, an advocacy group for Jewish LGBTs, put together three posters to celebrate the contributions of Harvey Milk, Kate Bornstein, and Lesléa Newman. Who?

Kate and Lesléa might not be household names, but the names should at least sound familiar. One’s a renowned author, scholar, and artist; and the other is the author of Heather Has Two Mommies. Oh, THAT Lesléa Newman!

But surely there are more than three queer Jews in need of recognition. Judiasm and queerness go together like ingredients in a delicious kugel. Who would you nominate for the next round of posters?

Keshet commenters have plenty of suggestions: Barney Frank, Stephen Sondheim, Evan Wolfson, Annie Liebovitz, Tony Kushner, Allen Ginsberg, Suze Orman, Moises Kaufman, Gertrude Stein.

Gosh, when you think about Jews and gays you sure do some up with lot of arts & showbiz names. Who knew?