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|Pride Seder marks spiritual side of LGBT liberation|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|June 10, 2011 00:00|
Atlanta’s LGBT Jewish community will celebrate a Pride Seder as part of Stonewall Week. The seder, set for Friday, June 24, is hosted by Congregation Bet Haverim and also sponsored by the Atlanta Pride Committee.
According to Rabbi Joshua Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim, the Pride Seder will celebrate LGBT liberation in the same way that the Jewish faith celebrates Passover. Being Jewish, however, is not a requirement to attend the Pride Seder, Lesser said.
“We want to incorporate a Jewish community service where our allies are invited to attend. We try each year to build a bridge to the larger community,” he said.
The Pride Seder celebration will be held at Central Congregational United Church of Christ. The event is free and open to the public.
Wesley Chenault, author of “Gay & Lesbian Atlanta,” will be a featured guest and the congregation’s chorus is planning a special (and secret) musical performance, Lesser said. The service will also commemorate the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“The idea is to have fun while honoring key moments,” Lesser said.
Lesser also says that he and other LGBT Jewish leaders are working with the Atlanta Pride Committee after the annual festival’s announced dates conflicted with the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. A “Break the Fast”Pride-sponsored celebration has been announced and Jewish guests will be invited to the festival. Lesser said that other projects are in the works, but declined to comment further until more details were available.
Atlanta Pride will take place Oct. 8-9 at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park and will coincide with National Coming Out Day.
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