2. Omar Sharif Jr.

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The grandson of the great Omar Sharif is very popular among A Wider Bridge supporters and followers, as every story about him is being clicked on thousands of times. In May this year the half-Jewish half-Muslim activist and model gave his most lovable quote yet, saying he doesn’t dare to go back to Egypt after coming out as gay – but he’s experiencing Tel Aviv as the world’s most gay-friendly city.

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Sharif also talked this year about his internal resolution: “I was given a voice, but with that voice came a responsibility to do good.”