2017 LGBT Israelis’ Social Media Power List: #5

Transgender activist and organizer of Miss Trans Israel pageant Israela Stephanie Lev tops A Wider Bridge’s 2017 list of LGBT Israelis to follow on social media. Check out the complete top 10.

Israel is known for its innovation in technology, and as in every western-world country, its social media is thriving. Facebook and YouTube are the leading social media platforms in Israel, followed by Instagram and Twitter.

If you ever thought about following LGBT Israelis on social media, we’ve put together this top-10 social media power list for you for 2017, including some LGBT Israelis you should know. It’s true, most of them are in Hebrew, so it’s the perfect time to start using your English-Hebrew dictionary, or your automatic translator button – or just look at the pictures.

#5 Netanel Azoulay

This outspoken and articulate actor has already crossed the social media platform into TV when he appeared in a hilarious ad calling for awareness to HIV in the gay community. Netanel is now a creative writer for Radio Echo99 in Israel, and is included in the top 20 most influential Israelis on Facebook. Interesting correspondence occurs on his Facebook page when he uploads screen-grabs from his phone with hateful messages he receives from homophobic people – and his funny way of responding to them with love. A Wider Bridge has previously translated a few of Netanel’s articles, you can check them out here, here and here.