Hannah Simpson: Israel’s Surrogacy Law is Bad, But Not Anti-Zionism Fodder

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Transgender/LGBTQ advocate and a Wider Bridge Mission Trip to Israel Alumna Hannah Simpson argues that we must respect and support the homegrown activism in Israel that will no doubt prevail in securing surrogacy, adoption rights and universal marriage equality. Protestors shout slogans during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, […]

Ivri Lider: Gay Exclusion in Surrogacy Law “infuriating and insulting”

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Singer Ivri Lider said Monday that the amendment to the Surrogacy Law that passed second and third readings by the Labor, Welfare and Health Committee “creates a sense of second-class citizenship.” In an interview with Israeli Radio, Lider called the amendment, which would not allow same-sex couples to have children in a surrogacy procedure in […]

Gay British Singer Marc Almond Talks About His (Not Tainted) Love for Israel

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Marc Almond, the gay British singer who’s responsible for  “Tainted Love,” one of the biggest songs of the 80’s, is coming to Israel again. In an exclusive interview with Israeli media he talked about not giving in to the pressure to skip Israel concerts (“Cultural boycotts punish the wrong people.”) and about his sexuality (“Publicists […]

First Time Marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade; Why You Should March Too

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Last year I went to the Celebrate Israel Parade for the first time as a spectator and watched with pride as prominent figures like Chuck Schumer and Bill de Blasio marched down 5th Avenue waving Israeli flags in solidarity with the Jewish community. This year, not only will I march, but I have the added […]