AWB Co-Sponsors Historic Pride Reception at Consul General’s Home

AWB was honored to co-host Pride Reception at the home of Dani Dayan, the Consul General of Israel in New York. We applaud Consul General Dayan for his strong commitment to LGBTQ rights. A day earlier, he became the first Consul General of Israel to march in NY Pride. Chen Areli, Chair of the Aguda (Israel LGBTQ National Task Force), and Maya Arbel, IGY (Israel Gay Youth), spoke about the important work that their organizations are doing to build equality in Israel. We look forward to this reception becoming an annual event.

“While I am extremely proud of the huge achievements of Israel, the goal of full equality has not yet been achieved,” Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel

“The Aguda LGBTQ task force is one of the pioneers in field of human rights. We need to ask questions, who writes history? We need to promote gender equality and bring women’s voices to the rooms we stand in.” Chen Arieli, Chair, the Aguda.

Niv Dahan (Director of Diplomatic Visits for the Israeli Consulate), Moti Amihai-Bivas (Consul for Cultural Affairs in North America), Yuval David, Chen Areli, Shani Dilian (Director of Public Programs and Events), Deputy Consul General Amir Sagie

AWB’s Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Alan Schwartz with Dani Dayan, “I’m proud to be here representing a Wider Bridge and the American and Israeli LGBTQ community here,” Alan Schwartz. 

Sheridan Bahar, Niv Dahan, Yuval David, Ambassador Dani Dayan, Chen Arieli, Shani Dilian, Quentin Hill, Rom Ozeri, Alan Schwartz

AWB LGBTQ Leadership Mission to Israel Alum Hannah Simpson

Sheridan Bahar, Quentin Hill, Darryl Murphy, Bruce Shenitz, Tanya Walker, Fred Karger, Michael Sonberg. Second Row: Andy Austin, Ian Cohen, Shlomo Ashkinazy. 

Maya Arbel, Israel Gay Youth

AWB Mission Alumni, Gil Brovar and Tanya Walker 

Israeli Actor Yuval David

Dani Dayan with Alex Michaels (aka Alexis Michelle, RuPaul’s Drag Race)