Under Pressure over Anti-Semitism, Dyke March Loses Legitimacy

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Last Friday, a coalition of LGBTQ, Jewish, and Feminist organizations, leaders and communities mobilized to ensure a safe and welcoming space for Jewish Dykes and allies at the DC Dyke March. Our proudly intersectional voices stood up for LGBTQ equality, both outside the movement and within it. We also stood staunchly against antisemitism and anti-Zionism––and […]

A Wider Bridge Condemns Israeli Police Raid At Gay Sauna During Pride Week

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A Wider Bridge stands with our Israeli partner the Aguda National LGBTQ Task Force in expressing deep concern regarding the recent Israeli Police drug raid on a Tel Aviv gay sauna which occurred during the start of Pride week. Police intimidation tactics included refusing to let patrons dress, videotaping, and disseminating images on social media. […]

Trump Administration’s Flag Ban is a Shameless Assault on LGBTQ Visibility

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A Wider Bridge strongly condemns the Trump administration’s decision to deny U.S. Embassies across the globe from flying Pride flags during Pride month, breaking a longstanding tradition.   As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and New York City hosts World Pride, the U.S. should be a proud leader in championing LGBTQ rights. Instead, […]

Jewish Groups Come Together to Reject DC Dyke March’s Exclusion of Jews

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A follow-up to our original statement condemning the DC Dyke March’s exclusion of Jewish Pride Flags and Israeli Pride Flags. We deeply regret that the DC Dyke March leadership, when challenged by our diverse coalition of Jewish Dykes and allies to correct course, has chosen instead to double down on their troubling and misguided policy to […]

By Banning Jewish and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose

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Photo via Sarah Stierch/Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY) By Banning the Jewish Pride Flag and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose As a coalition of LGBTQ, Jewish, and feminist organizations, representing dykes, queer women, and allies in Washington and across the country, we come together to strongly condemn the leadership of the DC Dyke March […]

AWB Condemns Minneapolis LGBTQ Bar Owner’s Anti-Semitic and Homophobic Remarks

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A Wider Bridge strongly condemns the anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks of the owner of “Cheers”, an LGBTQ bar opening in Uptown Minneapolis. As reported by Lonny Goldsmith from TCJewfolk, the owner has been making deeply anti-Semitic and anti-Israel posts on Social Media, including accusing Jews of ‘taking over America’ and having a dual ‘loyalty to […]

American Women and LGBTQ People Are Under Attack. We Must Remain Vigilant.

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2017 Women’s March, New York City A Wider Bridge condemns the continued assault on women’s rights and LGBTQ rights in America. These policies most deeply impact the most marginalized in our communities: low-income, women, transgender people, and people of color, and are clearly rooted in dehumanization and control. The Alabama Senate’s draconian legislation to ban […]

A Wider Bridge Expresses Deep Concern for LGBTQ and Democratic Future in Israel

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A Wider Bridge Expresses Deep Concern for LGBTQ and Democratic Future in Israel NEW YORK –  Tyler Gregory, the Executive Director of A Wider Bridge, a North American organization dedicated to expanding equality in Israel for the LGBTQ community, has issued the following statement reflecting upon the results of Israel’s elections: “Yesterday, millions of voters in […]

Anti-Semitism Returns to Creating Change

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Dear A Wider Bridge community, I’m saddened to share that the same hurtful anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic presence three years ago at the National LGBTQ Task Force‘s Creating Change conference — in which a protest spiraled out of control outside our reception in Chicago in 2016 — is back in Detroit this weekend, without any accountability or response […]

In Defense of Transgender Military Service Members

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A Wider Bridge is deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump’s partial ban on transgender people in the United States Military. Transgender Americans who wish to serve their country deserve the same respect and decency from their representative government as cisgender people. The administration’s proposed policies, which would strip trans people of […]