Rimonim has at its heart the equality and worth of people of all genders and sexual orientations and the dismantling of all systems that mistreat people on the basis of biological sex, gender or sexuality, three deeply entwined strands of our being. I believe it's a struggle with many front lines, and that we're best served by creating the strongest alliances we can between people, communities, movements targeted in different ways by oppressions with the same roots.
Right now the reproductive rights of women and female bodied trans people with other genders are being violently curtailed, with access to birth control, abortion and safe childbirth increasingly restricted, and women being imprisoned for miscarriages under draconian anti-abortion laws.
Right now, sexual trafficking, mostly of women and girls, is one of the largest criminal enterprises on earth.
Right now, trans women of color are being especially targeted by violence, including murder, and are disproportionately dying at the border.
Right now, sexual violence is celebrated by our president and practiced with impunity by many people in positions of power.
Our liturgies need to foster courage, strength, healing, culture shift and unbreakable alliances between us, toward a world that honors the sovereignty of all bodies, the flexibility and beauty of all genders and sexualities.