U.S. Jewish LGBT Leaders Slam Israeli Adoption Policy as ‘Blatantly Homophobic’

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Using words like “shock,” “alarm” and “frustration,” LGBT Jewish leaders in the U.S. said they were stunned by the news that two Israeli government ministries had signed off on “shockingly biased” policies making it extremely difficult for same-sex couples to adopt children in Israel. This week, the state told the High Court of Justice that it […]

A Zionist Jew’s Guidelines for the LGBT Community

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Yoav Sivan, a journalist and member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps of the World Jewish Congress, gives guidelines to activists in the LGBT community who want to keep the all-important value of inclusiveness. When a strong majority of Americans support LGBT equality, it takes a lot for a pride parade in any American city to […]

Group’s mission: Advancing LGBTQ rights in Israel

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Activist and Youth Service Manager Tori Bertran who recently traveled with A Wider Bridge to Israel would like to correct the record after hearing anti-Israel activists’ allegations against our organization: “Throughout almost two weeks of meetings, not once did A Wider Bridge try to push a narrative onto us,” she writes. Tori (left) shares a […]

The Man Who Brought Gay Marriage to the United States Turns His Sights to Israel

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In June, A Wider Bridge brought Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage in the United States, to Israel. As part of the media coverage for his arrival, Wolfson gave an interview to Israeli paper Maariv. Read the interesting article. Evan Wolfson in Israel, 2017. (Photo: Ariel Besor) […]

Can I Be Queer, or a Jew, but Not a Queer Jew?

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Artist and freelance Jewish educational consultant, Rae Antonoff, says that if Jewish participation with even the faintest whiff of Israel supposedly poisons LGBTQ pride parades, then it’s high time we embarked on a serious leadership detox and cleared the way for a less anti-Semitic Pride month next year. Coming out as a bisexual in a […]

It’s Increasingly Difficult to Be Pro-Israel and Queer

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Being pro-Israel at LGBT events has become difficult, LGBT Jewish leaders say, and at times the opposition to Israel has spilled over into making Jews feel uncomfortable about displaying their identity. For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving […]

At NY Pride Parade, ‘Intersectionality’ Catches LGBTQ Activists In Crossfire

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LGBTQ Jews who support Israel are increasingly finding themselves caught in the crossfire between the two causes. At a time when the Jewish community is becoming increasingly inclusive of its LGBTQ members, the wider LGBTQ community may be growing less welcoming to its pro-Israel members. At the Chicago Dyke March last Saturday, three women were […]

ADL Demands Apology From Chicago LGBTQ March Organizers After Jewish Participants Ejected

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on organizers of a Chicago LGBTQ pride march to apologize after three women were ejected from the march for carrying rainbow flags emblazoned with the Jewish Star of David. The women were reportedly told that they could not take part in the city’s Dyke March because their flags “made people […]