"Honestly, to me now ‘being Orthodox’ has become more about doing mitzvot [religious commandments] for myself, for what I believe, for God — and not out of any communal obligation or responsibility."
— Y-Love again. I know others may argue, but I think this is important.
"I feel like I’ve wasted years of my life worrying that [me being gay] would alienate the [Jewish, orthodox] community I dedicated my life to as an artist and as a man. But my hope is that it will open their eyes—and hearts."
I hope so too.
Mazal Tov and Yasher Koach to Y-Love who came out as gay just now in Out magazine among others.
I don’t know him, but I know that being open about who we really are is the most important thing any of us can do. It’s not easy and it takes courage. Without it, no happiness and no real change.