Leon Feingold

Leon Feingold (born May 1, 1973) is a baseball player, polyamory advocate, advice columnist, and co-founder of the House of Good Deeds, from Oceanside, New York.

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EducationHofstra University School of Law,
State University of New York at Albany
OccupationProfessional baseball player, founder and spiritual leader of The House of Good Deeds
Spouse(s)Yuanyuan Wang (married 2016–17; her death)


From 1990–94, Feingold pitched for the State University of New York at Albany. He then pitched in the Cleveland Indians system from 1994–95, the independent Atlantic League in 1999, and also played for the Pleasantville Red Sox. Feingold was the first pitcher drafted by the Netanya Tigers in the former Israel Baseball League (IBL).[1] Named to the IBL All-Star team, he was the IBL Player of the Year.[2][3]

He has also gained international repute as a competitive eater. Known as "Justice," Feingold reached the rank of #12 in the world by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.(DATE?) [4] He won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Regionals three times, and competed in the July 4 World Championships at Coney Island three times. He was the second person in history to successfully complete the Carnegie Deli Challenge (two 3½ pound sandwiches of turkey, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and toppings in one sitting), doing it in just under two hours (Ed "Cookie" Jarvis completed the challenge the same day an hour later, after three hours of eating).[5] He has appeared on several televised eating contests, including the US Open of Competitive Eating[6] and the Glutton Bowl.[7]


Feingold cohosts "Poly Wanna Answer?" a monthly polyamorous relationship advice column.[8][original research?] In March 2018 he launched POLYquality.com as the new permanent home for "Poly Wanna Answer?" (hosted on Open Love since 2011), now co-written by fellow sex-positive advocate Lee Hencen.[9][better source needed]

Feingold has appeared solo and with others to discuss responsible nonmonogamy as a guest on The View,[10] Huffington Post[11] PolyInTheMedia,[12] Jezebel, The Atlantic,[13] Quartz [14] and others, plus featured spots in the HBO movie Americans in Bed,[15] an episode of Season 2 of Vice Media's Slutever,[16] and Season 1 of It's Personal with Amy Hoggart [17] as well as an expert interviewee in Sumati Sparks' 2019 Polyamory Summit.[18]

In May 2014 Feingold helped launch New York's first openly polyamorous residence as its spokesperson, broker, and attorney.[19]

He gave a TED Talk on polyamory at TEDxBushwick on March 21, 2015,[20][21] and was invited to present alongside Zhana Vrangalova and Christopher Ryan at South by Southwest 2018.[22]

House of Good DeedsEdit

Feingold became engaged in October 2016 to Yuanyuan Wang; after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, they co-founded the House of Good Deeds (formerly the Church of Good Deeds), a humanist, altruistic religion based on helping others.[23][24] The couple married in November 2016; Wang died in March 2017.[25]


  1. ^ http://www.israelbaseballleague.com
  2. ^ "Baseball / IBL / Beit Shemesh shuts out Modi'in 3–0 to win inaugural championship". Haaretz. August 20, 2007. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Leon Feingold: Israel Baseball League Player of the Year, Jewish Physical and Mental Giant." American Jews and America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball. Lincoln, Nebraska and London, England: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 355–365.
  4. ^ http://www.majorleagueeating.com/
  5. ^ Nerz, Ryan, Eat This Book: A Year of Gorging and Glory on the Competitive Eating Circuit, Macmillan, (2006). Cf. p.31
  6. ^ "Kobayashi Takes Alka-Seltzer US Open of Competitive Eating". International Federation of Competitive Eating. July 31, 2005. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "Glutton Bowl・全データ&スナップ集". nifty.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "Poly Wanna Answer? on openloveny.blogspot.com".
  9. ^ "POLYquality/Poly Wanna Answer?/About The Authors". POLYquality. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "The View". Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "Huffington Post". HuffPost. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  12. ^ Alan, P. "PolyInTheMedia". Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  13. ^ "The Atlantic". The Atlantic. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Polyamorous sex is the most quietly revolutionary political weapon in the United States". Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  15. ^ "Americans In Bed". HBO/BBC Films. Archived from the original on July 23, 2018. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  16. ^ "Slutever". Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  17. ^ "It's Personal with Amy Hoggart: Monogamy". IMDb. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  18. ^ "Polyamory Summit". Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  19. ^ "Polyamorous Home in Bushwick Looks For Tenants Wanting Judgment-Free Life". DNAinfo.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  20. ^ "TEDxBushwick invite". TEDx. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "Polyamory ∣ Leon Feingold ∣ TEDxBushwick". TEDx. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "Facebook post". Facebook. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  23. ^ "The House of Good Deeds". Chelsea News. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  24. ^ "Doing good deeds in his late wife's memory: House of Good Deeds". Fox 5 NY. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  25. ^ "About". Church of Good Deeds. Retrieved September 11, 2018.

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