LGBTQ Jewish History Quiz

How much do you know about LGBTQ Jewish history?

This quiz was created by Keshet, a national organization with offices in the Bay Area, Boston and New York that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. From queer text study and institutional inclusion to profiles of queer clergy and youth voices, Keshet’s blog on My Jewish Learning features new ideas and reflections by and for LGBTQ Jews and their allies.

Question 1 of 10
Which Jewish historian, author, and activist co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives?
Question 2 of 10
Who is the first openly transgender person to be employed at an Orthodox Jewish institution?
Question 3 of 10
In what year did Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan win their landmark U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality case, ruling a crucial part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional?
Question 4 of 10
Which German Jewish doctor, born in 1868, fought to decriminalize homosexuality in Germany?
Question 5 of 10
Harvey Milk made history as one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he was elected to the Board of Supervisors of what city?
Question 6 of 10
Who is the first LGBTQ person of African-American descent to enroll at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College?
Question 7 of 10
What is the title of Leslie Feinberg’s classic novel about early trans activism/experience?
Question 8 of 10
What is the name of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the AIDS crisis in America?
Question 9 of 10
Who wrote "Heather has Two Mommies"--one of the first children's books to depict same-sex parenting?
Question 10 of 10
In what year was Siddur Shaar Zahav¸the first Jewish LGBTQ prayer book, published by Congregation Shaar Zahav in San Francisco?