LGBTQ group bows to pressure from pro-Palestinians, cancels event with Israeli gay leader

A Wider Bridge alleges that the National LGBTQ Task Force cancelled the reception with leaders of the Israeli gay organization, Jerusalem’s Open House due to pressure from anti-Israel activists.

An event scheduled to be held at the national conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer activists hosted by a US organization that works to build connections with LGBTQ individuals and groups in Israel has been cancelled.

A Wider Bridge alleges that the National LGBTQ Task Force cancelled the reception with leaders of the Israeli gay organization, Jerusalem’s Open House, scheduled to be held at the Creating Change conference in Chicago, due to pressure from anti-Israel activists. The conference will be held Jan. 20-22.

The organization announced over the weekend that it would move the reception scheduled for Jan. 22 to a new location outside the conference venue.

A Wider Bridge called in a take action email and statement on its website for the event to be included on the conference’s program, and for an apology from the National LGBTQ Task Force.

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