Twice Blessed: The Jewish GLBT Archives Online Everything Jewish and Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender
Johnny Abush died on November 26, 2000 of pneumonia. Johnny was an activist, archivist, inventor and computer analyst. He worked as a systems analyst for 15 years until he was forced to retire in 1990 due to AIDS.

Johnny founded the Jewish Lesbian Gay and Transgendered Archives (LGBT Archives). The collection is unique and the largest in the world encompassing print, film, video, music and crafts.

Johnny believed he was twice blessed by being Jewish and gay. In his "retirement," Johnny helped found Chutzpah and then Keshet Shalom. He worked on several committees including the Jewish Queer Culture Committee and was a volunteer at Casey House.

His courage, struggle, perseverance and love of life was an inspiration to all of us.

The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is now the custodian for the Twice Blessed collection and website. ONE Archives is continuing the work of Johnny Abush by adding other Jewish LGBT materials to significant holdings entrusted to our care by Johnny, and his family and friends.


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  • Queer Duck
    He's Jewish, he's queer
    he's a duck!
    Queer Duck
    Rainbow Kippah
    Rainbow Kippot
    easy do-it-yourself

    Got to have some hot stuff baby tonight...
    Kosher Meat

    Discover South Africa's best kept secret ...
    Steven Cohen
    ... performance artist Steven Cohen

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    This page last updated: March 22, 2007 - 3:45pm