Boy George Denounces BDS, Performs with Dana International at Concert

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Gay British pop singer Boy George and his band Culture Club dazzled audiences in his Tel Aviv Concert on November 8, 2017.  It wasn’t just the music – he also wowed audiences with his fierce opposition to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Before his Israel concert last night, pop star Boy George […]

Queer singer Morrissey to Include Songs Referencing Israel on New Album

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Queer pop icon Morrissey’s upcoming new album features two songs with titles making reference to Israel, it has been confirmed. The former Smiths frontman is known to be a strong supporter of the Jewish state and has played numerous concerts in Tel Aviv. On Tuesday it was announced that Low in High School, the outspoken […]

Report: US Campuses Are Becoming More Israel Friendly

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A Wider Bridge has been working with Israel on Campus Coalition to strengthen the pro-Israel movement, and to create a safer environment for pro-Israel and Jewish students. We are pleased to see that anti-Israel activism on college campuses across the United States has declined, according this new report, and we’re proud to support pro-Israel students […]

Pro-Israel Gay Man is Favorite to Lead UK Independence Party

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Candidates in the race to be the next leader of the UK Independence Party include a gay, pro-Israel former television producer and an activist who has described herself as “an opponent” of Islam. Pro-Israel issues surface. Peter Whittle is the bookies’ favorite to lead Britain’s ninth biggest political party, and Anne Marie Waters has received […]

We Stand By Free Speech

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Josh Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, says that people don’t want anti-Israel outspoken singer Roger Waters in Pittsburgh, but opposed to Waters and his other BDS friends, Sayles recognizes the right of those with whom we disagree to peacefully exist among us and to exercise their […]

Evan Wolfson in Israel, Speaks for the LGBTQ Community: “We Want the Right to Declare Our Love”

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During his visit to Israel with A Wider Bridge, Freedom to Marry’s Evan Wolfson met with Israeli journalist Ayelet Shani to discuss gay marriage in Israel and in the United States. Their conversation was transcribed and published in Shani’s acclaimed Haaretz column, “Me in Conversation.” Evan Wolfson, 60, a lawyer and an activist, founder and […]

‘Transparent’ Coming to Israel in Fourth Season

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New trailer shows Pfeffermans in Jerusalem, Dead Sea, West Bank; creator Jill Soloway said to indicate show will tackle politics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EsXMS1YfYs According to the trailer, released on Saturday, the season will accompany Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) and family as they stroll through Jerusalem’s Old City, ride camels in the desert, float in the Dead Sea, […]

New Filipino Musical Centers Around Gay Caregivers in Tel Aviv

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“Caredivas,” set in Israel, is about a group of gay Filipino caregivers, who transform into glamorous drag queen performers at a local bar at night. The play is so wonderfully crafted that it touches so many themes — LGBT issues, discrimination, the lives of overseas foreign workers, navigating cultural differences, the Palestinian uprising against Israeli […]