First, a bit of housekeeping (can you tell I’m in conference mode?) As promised we’re blogging on Forward.com. The first post is Queer Jews Convene in Berkeley.
Also, participants here are tweeting, and it’s been great. Head over to twitter.com/gaygevalt to follow our new twitter account, and also set your twitter to search for the hashtag #jqm to follow and join the conversation. Many people that are important to the LGBTQ Jewish movement aren’t here so, please join in the conversation in the comments here, on twitter, and at the Forward.
I sat down to write this post simply to record this: there is actual work happening here and that is a unique and great thing. The discussions are serious, the mood convivial, and the collaboration real. The idea of creating or defining a movement is lofty to say the least, and may even strike some as a bit arrogant. But there has been an LGBTQ Jewish movement for some time now, and these meetings are helpful and productive.
We’re in the middle of a SWOT exercise. We’re identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
What would be on your list of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats? Put em in the comments.