Confessions of a Pinkwasher

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The New York Times recently dedicated precious space to the follies of Israel’s public relations. I’m not talking about Sarah Schulman’s “Israel and Pinkwashing,” which alleges that the Israeli government effectively leverages the gains of the LGBT community to have its way with the Palestinians, but rather a Times story about a clumsy Israeli government-sponsored […]

Jewish Groups Back Obama on Gay Marriage

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Most Praise President for Statement; Orthodox Still Opposed Jewish leaders praised President Barack Obama’s statement that he personally supports gay marriage. “I am pleased that the President has made a decisive statement in support of marriage equality,” said National Jewish Democratic Council chair Marc R. Stanley in an emailed statement. “President Obama has admirably continued […]

Israel Gay Youth delegation

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March 2011 — A Wider Bridge presented a panel discussion with four Israeli LGBT teens from the organization Israel Gay Youth (IGY). Speaking in front of an audience at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, they each spoke eloquently about their lives, their personal coming out stories and their desire and commitment to make Israel a better place […]