Weekly Roundup: November 10, 2017

Stay up-to-date with our many communities: Here’s what’s been happening this week in the intersecting worlds of pro-Israel and the LGBTQ community!

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TOP NEWS

A Wider Bridge’s Queer Leadership Mission to Israel kicks off this week! A Wider Bridge is partnering with the Olivia lesbian travel company to bring queer women on a 10-day mission to Israel to experience the country through an LGBTQ lens. A Wider Bridge

Gay British pop singer Boy George dazzled audiences in his Tel Aviv Concert this week.  It wasn’t just the music – he also wowed audiences with his fierce opposition to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Israel Really Cool

Tuesday’s elections in the US were historic for transgender candidates, and great for the LGBTQ community as a whole.  The LGBT community in Israel is also launching a plan to create change from the inside. WDG/A Wider Bridge

ISRAEL NEWS

The Knesset’s winter session opened this week and will last for the next five months. Check out the LGBTQ issues on the agenda.  WDG

Israeli actress comes out!  Star of the hit teen Israeli TV series “The Greenhouse” and “Oboy”, Joy Rieger, 23, revealed on Instagram that she has been living with filmmaker Moran Rosenblatt for several years. A Wider Bridge

NORTH AMERICA NEWS

LOS ANGELES – Comedian H. Alan Scott, who joined the 2017 AWB Leadership Mission to Israel, celebrated a long awaited Bar Mitzvah this week. This “Latter Day Jew” wants you to hear his story of love and conversion.   Jewish Journal

A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumnus Evan Wolfson will attend a historic conference focusing on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Latin America. Washington Blade

VIEWS

Are you in LBGTQ and in Jerusalem for the year? This new social group for LGBTQ English speakers is for you!  A Wider Bridge

Israel’s archaic Surrogacy Law discriminates against single women and same-sex couples. Gay Activist Asaf Weiss argues that it’s time for a change. Haaretz (some browsers require a login)

It’s no surprise that Elska, a bi-monthly gay photography journal, trains its lens on Israel’s sexiest guys in its latest issue. What is surprising is the city that is featured. Tablet

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


This week, the newly formed Qyear LGBTQ social group gathered in Jerusalem for a meal.