Travels from New York
Topics:Environmental and Sustainability Issues, Middle Eastern and Foreign Affairs, Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History, Inside Israel and US Government, JNF's Work in Israel, Anti-Terrorism and Security, Positively Israel, Media and Current Events
Jayson Littman is a writer and public speaker that presents on topics related to the LGBT Jewish community. Jayson has lectured and presented at various conferences, universities and organizations on Israel advocacy and LGBT Jewish topics since 2009. Jayson is the founder of Out! for Israel (now merged with A Wider Bridge), an organization that served as the pro-Israel voice in the LGBT community. He is also the founder of Hebro, a nightlife and entertainment group that promotes events for the cultural gay Jew living in New York City. Through his involvement in both the gay and Jewish communities, Jayson has worked to bridge the identity of gay Jewish life in New York City. Jayson has led and organized various trip to Israel and Germany through Hebro and has served as a leader and organizer for the LGBT Taglit-Birthright trips. Jayson's writing has appeared in Ha'aretz, Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Week, Queerty, the Huffington Post, and Tablet, among others. Jayson was chosen in the 2013 edition of the Jewish Week's "36 Under 36" and resides in New York City.
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Gay Rights in the Middle East
Pinkwashing: Training for LGBT Allies in the Jewish and Pro-Israel Community
Pinkwashing: The New Delegitimization of Israel in the LGBTQ community
Stories from LGBT Birthright