On December 22nd, 2009, a panel was held at Yeshiva University on the subject of Being Gay in the Orthodox World. Hundreds of people were in attendance, with many more turned away due to lack of room.
Here are some resources related to it:
The Panel Itself
Rabbi Mayer Twersky's Response
- Audio recording of Rabbi Twersky's response.
- An unofficial, but corrected, transcript of the response.
- A unofficial transcript with most Yeshivish terms translated into English.
A Response to Rabbi Twersky
- The Commentator
- Out of the Closet: Homosexual Student and Alumni Speak to Standing-Room-Only Crowd on Wilf Campus, by Michael Cinnamon (Dec. 23)
- Where Do We Go From Here? by Raphy Rosen (Feb. 12)
- Sensitivity in the Face of Controversy: Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 19:17, by the Kol Hamevaser Editorial Board (Feb. 12)
- From the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief: A Brief, and (Hopefully) Final Analysis of the Gay Panel and Its Implications, by Michael Cinnamon (Feb. 12)
- The Jewish Star
- Don't ask, don't tell at YU? Don't ask. by Michael Orbach (Dec. 24)
- Opinion: Compassion is also a Jewish virtue, by Rabbi Herschel Billet (Dec. 29)
- Opinion: Compassion also means not forcing marital charades, by Michael Salamon (Jan. 6)
- The Jerusalem Post
- YU holds discussion on homosexuality, by E.B. Solomont (Dec. 24)
- Fallout from gay debate rocks YU, by E.B. Solomont (Jan. 1)
- Opinion: No 'mitzva' to ostracize gays, by Andrew Friedman (Jan. 5)
- The Jewish Week
- Gay YU Panel Broadens Discussion, Debate, by Steve Lipman (Dec. 29)
- The Jewish Chronicle
- Gay debate rocks Orthodox university, by Paul Berger (Jan. 7)
- Arutz Sheva
- YU "Gay" Panel: A Trojan Horse, by Arthur Goldberg (Feb. 12)
An Earlier Take on the Subject
- Trembling Before G-d, a 2001 documentary