On the other hand, HIV-positive partners remained in the relationship because they did not want to abandon their sick partners.
Gay YU Panel Broadens Discussion, Debate
Careful to articulate his respect for Twersky, a "Godol [giant] in learning and leadership," Levovitz wrote that use of the term "desecration of God's name" was "particularly disturbing. Such findings may be due to the fact that being openly out implied a longer period of time of being victimized by the partner but also the opposite: We need to eliminate the stigma. No Sugar, No Spice: Group therapy made it possible to experience support and confrontation in a safe space, thereby avoiding isolation—a common consequence of victimization. Previous research has suggested the need of further research on the issue: Intimate partner violence among men.
Sexual Minority Stress Carvalho et al. With some students and rabbis calling the event a desecration of God's name, YU President Richard Joel and Rabbi Yona Reiss, dean of the rabbinical school, circulated a statement in the days after the forum reiterating the "absolute prohibition of homosexual relationships according to Jewish law. Understanding the experiences of lesbian, bisexual and trans survivors of domestic violence: Couple interventions for same-sex couples: It also thrust YU itself into the center of an ongoing struggle over homosexuality in Orthodox Judaism.