NCJW Website Adds Logo of Commitment to LGBT Equality
June 16, 2011, New York, NY — The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has reinforced its commitment to inclusion, tolerance, and full equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals in the Jewish community in a visible way by posting a gay friendly logo on its website. The logo was created by an NCJW coalition partner, Keshet, an organization that works to ensure that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews are fully included in all parts of the Jewish community.
“We are proud to observe LGBT Pride Month by joining the effort to promote visible commitment to inclusion and equality within the Jewish world, symbolized by the display of a logo declaring NCJW to be a ‘safe zone’ welcoming all regardless of sexual orientation,” said NCJW President Linda Slucker. “The logo’s message of openness makes an important statement of welcome to the LGBT community, so long forced to live in secrecy for fear of persecution and violence. Equally important, it proclaims to the world at large that NCJW is dedicated to inclusion and full equality for LGBT individuals. That dedication has been demonstrated many times over by NCJW’s public advocacy for marriage equality, an end to the exclusion of gays and lesbians from the military, an end to employment discrimination, and the extension of hate crimes laws to protect the LGBT community. In addition, NCJW’s own employment policies are fully inclusive. The new logo on our website is but one sign of NCJW’s continuing commitment to equality and inclusion.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
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