Whilst we’re in the midst of LGBT History Month, Josh Bradlow shares his experiences of coming of age as a gay Jewish man, from his ‘mortifying’ Bar Mitzvah, to his current work as a policy intern at LGBT equality charity Stonewall.
“Of the many embarrassing moments I had throughout my teenage years, one in particular stands out for me. On a sweltering June afternoon in a crowded Lebanese restaurant, a relative addressed my Bar Mitzvah party. ‘Josh probably wouldn’t want you to know this’, he said, ‘but his favourite film is Miss Congeniality’. The audience erupted in gales of laughter, and I was mortified.