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Jews of Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are All Part of The Community – New Video

Jews of Diverse Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Are All Part of The Community – New Video

08 March 2016

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has launched a new video to highlight that Jews of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity are welcome members of the community.

At the JCCV’s Plenum on Monday night, the Hon Robin Scott, Minister for Multicultural Affairs officially launched the new JCCV LGBTI Social Inclusion video.  It has been developed by the JCCV’s young LGBTI advisory group called JADE (Jews All Diverse and Equal), which aims to highlight that you can be Jewish and LGBTI.

JCCV President Jennifer Huppert stated, “The aim is for a fully welcoming and respectful Jewish community, where Jews of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity participate actively in the community. Everyone must be treated with respect, dignity and equity.”

Minister Scott stated, “It is wonderful to see the Jewish community focus on love and respect.  It is not about tolerance.  The JCCV is to be commended for taking a leading role in this area.  The Government has started to include LGBTI issues in the Multicultural space, so this step by the Jewish community is particularly welcome.”

Ms Huppert also expressed her appreciation for the commitment and good work of the JADE committee.

“We ask for all Jewish community organisations to help disseminate the video so that community members can hear these personal perspectives of our young Jewish LGBTI people.”

Please find the link to the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKqFotZmqDY

The video was produced with the generous support of a HEY Grant from the Youth Affairs Council.

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