A university in New York is creating an "alternative" LGBT club, and Maura Healey of Massachusetts could become the first lesbian governor in the United States.
‘Alternative’ LGBT Club is Coming to Yeshiva University
The New York Orthodox Jewish private university hopes that the new club will create a safe space for students with a Halacha framework in mind. (Halacha is Jewish law and jurisdiction under Talmud.)
YU Pride Alliance believes that the university’s new club will be a “sham.”
"The YU sham is not a club as it was not formed by students, is not led by students, and does not have members; rather, it is a feeble attempt by YU to continue denying LGBTQ students equal treatment as full members of the YU student community,” YU Pride Alliance said in a statement.
Maura Healey Could Be the First Lesbian Governor
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Maura Healy, the current Massachusetts Attorney General, is slated to be the new and first lesbian governor of Mass. and the United States history.
“If I can be someone who represents and also gives others the belief that they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do, regardless of race, gender, identity, religion, that’s where I want to be,” Healey told NBC News. “That’s something I take seriously, and I think that’s what other LGBTQ+ leaders do as well — recognizing that we’re not just in a vacuum.”
Healey will be facing off against Republican candidate Geoff Diehl, a former state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Healey is widely projected to win.