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Gay clergy open up about coming out

Rabbi Joshua Lesser

Rabbi Josh Lesser

Congregation Bet Haverim

When and how did you come out?

Coming out is a continual process but for me it began in high school. I knew I was different but had no language for it except to say that I was the most popular loner. I wrestled with an eating disorder in part to continue my hiding, but started attending a support group on my own without anyone’s knowledge my senior year.