Persecution in America

Transgender is the Leader of a Jewish Sorority

January 16, 2019

A religious sorority has named a trans woman as their president.

Elliot Draznin, who is nonbinary and uses the pronoun “they,” will lead Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi, or SAEPi, at the University of Cincinnati.

Conservative and Orthodox factions of Judaism resist transgender individuals, but the Reform Jewish community has been the most welcoming. Recently, the Union for Reform Judaism released guidelines for how to perform a gender-nonbinary B’nei Mitzvah: the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.