Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  HACHUG, Vancouver, Canada
Year Published:  1981
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2198

HACHUG describes itself as "a new group of Jewish gay men and women who meet at least once a month to celebrate Jewish festivals, to have prayer meetings and discussions and to have fun". HACHUG means "the circle".

HACHUG's overall aims includes 1) educating the Jewish community with regard to all matters of concern to gays and lesbians; 2) making the gay community aware of all issues pertaining to Jews, including anti-semitism; 3) maintaining contact with other gay Jewish communities and groups in Canada and throughout the world; 4) providing support and encouragement to HACHUG members' development as both Jews and gays and 5) becoming a visible presence in both communities (gay and Jewish). The group feels that the established institutions in Vancouver's Jewish community do not meet the needs of Jewish gays. The groups hoes to expand membership and sponsor events that will bring it into focus in both the Jewish and the gay communities.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.
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