Marry Me However – concealing sexual orientation for societal and religious acceptance
Marry Me However tells the stories of Orthodox-Jewish LGBT men and women who, for religious reasons, decided to marry against their own sexual orientation/identity, to comply with Torah laws and be accepted into their families and religious communities. Choosing to raise a heteronormative family, and obeying the rules of their societies, while denying their own identities.
Some shared their secret with their partners, some kept it hidden, and some lied even to themselves. After their divorces, they confront the conflicts they repressed: their faith and religious laws; children, family and community; exposure to society and search for a partner. The characters experience a journey of self-acceptance and social activism, as they try to affect a change in their religious environments. The film also follows the women who married and divorced homosexual partners, as well as rabbis and psychologists who seek a solution to an unsolvable conflict.
Available from Go2Films.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.