Quentin’s Finest Moments in Israel

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Quentin Hill joined A Wider Bridge’s staff in August, and just came back from his first AWB LGBTQ Israel Mission, which was also his first time traveling to Israel with a group of LGBTQ people. During the trip, Quentin was also inspired regarding how to deal with the election results back home. Here’re quotes and […]

Gay Tel Aviv Councilman Criticizes Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

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A gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council on Wednesday said the Israeli government promotes LGBT rights in an attempt to divert attention away from its controversial policies towards the Palestinians. Mickey Gitzin, a gay member of the Tel Aviv Municipal Council, speaks to a group of Americans in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Nov. […]

Palestinian Human Rights Activist ‘Terrified’ by Trump Rhetoric

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Michael Lavers, a 2016 A Wider Bridge Mission participant, writes (from Israel) on how Israelis and Palestinians are viewing the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. A Palestinian human rights activist on Saturday suggested President-elect Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric fuels extremism. “It’s not helpful,” Ziman CEO Samer Makhlouf told the […]

“We Must Look Out for One Another”

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While taking the A Wider Bridge’s Israel Mission with a group of LGBTQ Americans, Hannah Simpson writes that transgender people are terrified of what lies ahead following Trump’s presidential election. “Our main protest: refuse to disappear” Follow Hannah Simpson on Twitter: @hannsimp The announcement that Donald Trump won the election was devastating for many people, […]

Ms. Noir Goes to Israel

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Washington DC’s queer nightlife persona and performance artist Jason Barnes joins this year’s Israel LGBT Mission of A Wider Bridge after hearing so much about it. “I had an old classmate who went to Israel and didn’t come back for several years because he loved it so much.” Though he hasn’t been to Israel himself, […]

Taking on a Disturbing Trend

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Tyler Gregory, Deputy Director of A Wider Bridge gives an update on the organization’s work. Over the past several months, we’ve seen a sharp rise in anti-Israel activity in our LGBTQ communities. Some of these episodes have crossed into anti-semitic territory. Many of you remember back in January when our AWB reception at Creating Change […]