Dear Ally - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia
Dear Ally
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    Galia Godel

    267.273.6006
    ggodel@jfcsphilly.org

Dear Ally

Dear Ally is an anonymous online question and answer forum for Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, parents and family members of LGBTQ individuals, and professionals who have questions pertaining to their work with the LGBTQ community. We can learn from others’ questions. Submit your letter anonymously and it will be publicly posted with our response so that other readers are supported.

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My teen daughter says she wants to be a gay man. Is that possible?

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Is it possible to be born as a female and to think I should have been born a male?

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I don’t understand what I am.

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Is there a support group in place with scheduled meetings for teenagers through JFCS Philly?

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I know that physically I am female and I accept that and I wouldn't change that, but emotionally I feel like a male.

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I have fully embraced the fact that I am non binary. Do you have any advice on how to connect with people?

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I think I'm Pansexual, But my brother is already a demiboy and asexual and if I tell my parents they might think I'm following her or want more attention. Should I come out to my brother?

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I don’t want to be a girl. I don’t want to be a boy either. Is there some other way I can have the best of both worlds?

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Are there any 100% Orthodox shuls that are LGBTQ friendly?

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My 18 year old daughter just told us she is transgender? I'm confused...

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