In another update amidst the legal battle between New York’s Yeshiva University and the queer club Yeshiva University Pride Alliance, the Jewish Queer Youth advocacy group has offered to fund all of the college’s groups in response to the University freezing them to avoid the functioning of the queer club.
The Yeshiva University announced the club freeze after the Supreme Court said last week that the university needed to recognize the Pride Alliance. In response, the Jewish Queer Youth that funds the Yeshiva University Pride Alliance, said it would fund any of the college’s dozens of student groups.
“YU is postponing all clubs because of the queer students. So JQY will fund all clubs because of the queer students,” said Jewish Queer Youth Executive Director Rachael Fried. Clubs can apply for $500 per event and Jewish Queer Youth has pledged to raise $10,000 to continue funding campus activities.
Jewish Queer Youth is a nonprofit that supports Jewish LGBTQ young people, with a focus on the Orthodox, Hasidic, Sephardi and Mizrahi communities. It has been supporting the Yeshiva University Pride Alliance since the club’s establishment in 2019.