When people think of anti-gay places, the gay mecca of New York City does not often come to mind. However, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish community is a hotbed of homophobia, where LGBT people are shunned, abused, rejected, and told they must change their sexual orientation to be accepted.Follow Wayne Bessen (@truthwinsout) and Chaim Levin (@chaim89) on Twitter!
Chaim Levin, 22, grew up feeling the sting of discrimination and disgust from his Orthodox family and neighbors in Crown Heights. In his teenage years he was sent away to a strict religious boarding school in France. After Levin was outed, he was bullied and humiliated on a daily basis.
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23 February 2012
"Chaim Levin Is Giving Hope to LGBT Orthodox Jews" by Wayne Besen
Wayne Besen, the founder of Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism, wrote about my good friend Chaim Levin, writer of Gotta Give 'Em Hope, in the Huffington Post's Gay Voices. Check out the full article below!