Transgender Israeli Man Spends Yom Kippur in Orthodox Synagogue’s Men’s Section

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Why was this past Yom Kippur different from any other Kippur? For transgender Israeli man, Israel Raphel Avraham, who started taking hormones six months ago, it was a dream come true to finally sit in the men’s section in his local orthodox synagogue. Last night was the most incredible night of my life with the […]

Israeli Social Services Takes Children Away from Transgender Parents

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They got married, had children, got divorced and then changed their gender. According to testimonies that reached Haaretz newspaper when the custody hearings began, social workers recommended taking the children away from transgender parents. The Welfare Ministry says there’s no guidance on the subject, and perhaps that’s the problem Haaretz has learned of 10 different […]

Elian Nesiel is Israel’s 2017 Transgender Beauty Queen

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Elian Nesiel from Bat Yam was chosen as 2017 Miss Trans Israel, and will represent Israel in the international Miss Trans Star competition in Barcelona later this year. Nesiel, 20, was chosen as part of the screenings and auditions by association “Beyachad” for the advancement of the trans status in Israel. “I am delighted with […]

Israeli Attorney General Forbids Switching Gender of Trans Men Who Gave Birth

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The Attorney General has forbidden the Ministry of Interior to change the sex of a transgender man who gave birth, back to female on ID cards, despite the Interior Ministry’s objection claiming that only a woman can give birth. The Ministry of the Interior has no authority to change the registration of a person’s gender, […]

I’m The First Transgender Army Officer In Israeli History. This Is My Story.

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Following a tour of talks across the United States, Capt. Shachar Erez, an FTM transgender soldier, shares his experience in an op-ed, encouraging other governments and militaries still struggling with the issue of transgenderism to look to Israel for guidance. Last week, four years after I graduated from the Israel Defense Forces officer course, I […]

Transgender Christian-Arab Model Talleen Abu Hanna: “I’m Lucky To Be An Israeli”

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Star Israel 2016 who embarked on an international successful modeling career, was invited to Washington DC, to speak at the second annual Pride reception held by the Israeli embassy. Read her words here. Talleen Abu Hanna with Ambassador Ron Dermer Thank you. I’m truly excited and honored to be here. […]

Reality Star to Transgender People: “You Will Find Love Too”

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Following rumors and stories in Israeli gossip columns, transgender reality star Mikey Alroy confirms his relationship with girlfriend Daniela – in his efforts to prove to closeted transgender people that a relationship for transgender people is possible. In a “coming out” interview the two talk about the acceptance of Daniela’s family and getting over high […]

Firefighter Commander Who Harassed Transgender Employee Walks Away With No Punishment; the Employee Sues

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The Civil Service Commission recently filed an indictment against the Civil Service Disciplinary Court and K., a veteran fire brigade commander from northern Israel. K. Is cited for sexual harassment of B., a young transgender woman. The incident took place about a year and a half ago, when B. worked as an operations sergeant in […]

Paving the Way for Transgender Soldiers

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Lt. Shachar became the first enlisted Israeli solider to medically transition from female to male. Because Israeli law requires health insurance to cover transgender medical needs, his military insurance covered the costs of his hormone therapy and surgeries. When Israel’s first out transgender soldier was making plans to enlist in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) […]