The test program, using matchmaking volunteers from Orthodox LGBT organization Eshel and beyond, featured about 30 queer women around Canada and the U. Click here for access to comments COMMENTING CHARGES Daily rate: Monthly rate: Yearly rate: 0 WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
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Halpern recalls going on JSwipe in Calgary and encountering a woman-seeking-women that not only wasn’t queer to Halpern’s knowledge, but had a boyfriend.
She confronted the woman, who confessed she set up an account just to see who she would recognize. This is peoples lives, and coming out is a really big deal,” says Halpern.
“The intersectionality of Judaism and queerness is a really tough space,” she says, “Because a lot of queer circles are also very radical politically and that makes a lot of Jews feel excluded.” So, Saw You at Stonewall is more than a dating site—it’s a space for Jews to be fully queer, and for queer people to be fully their Jewish selves.We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking.But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).As a coder, she was able to almost singlehandedly create Saw You At Stonewall.The site’s name is a combination of popular Jewish dating site Saw You at Sinai, and, of course, the Stonewall Inn/riots, since it targets those in the middle of the Venn Diagram of Jewishness and queerness.