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Jewish Dating Website Forgets the Existence of Gay People

If you read the front page of Jewish dating site, JewishCafe.com, you’re told the site functions as a "comfortable, relaxed virtual Cafe where Jewish singles meet interesting and interested people in a flourishing Jewish singles community." That’s nice.  Community is … Read More

By / July 13, 2010

If you read the front page of Jewish dating site, JewishCafe.com, you’re told the site functions as a "comfortable, relaxed virtual Cafe where Jewish singles meet interesting and interested people in a flourishing Jewish singles community." That’s nice.  Community is a nice thing.  The Jewish Cafe "community" is accepting of people who think they have good fashion sense ("Calvin Klein Has me on Speed Dial"), and just for the ladies, there is a special section where you can let everybody know your body type.  There are button for Jews of every walk of life and level of observance, and if you only read books that Oprah suggests, there’s a button for you too! Stretching their brain with all those choices, it would seem only natural that they’d totally forget to make the site accessible for folks that enjoy the company of other folks who label themselves under the banner of "LGBT." Of course we’re totally sure this is a mistake.  We’re totally sure that all the folks on Twitter calling for boycotts are mistaken, and Jewish Cafe just made a little boo-boo.
Right guys?  I went ahead, and sent an e-mail to Feedback@jewishcafe.com, in hopes they could fix this on behalf of all the queer Jews out there. 

Dear Cafe Press, I am a writer for the website Jewcy.com, and was looking over your site and was unable to find a button on your site to enable me to browse the profiles of other women who are interested in women. I was wondering if this was a bug in your system, and when would it be fixed?  Thank you for your time, Emma Rothschild

Update: Still no e-mail response from Cafe Press.