Proud to Be Pro-Israel: Gay Americans Celebrate the Jewish State’s Pluralism and Democracy

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A Wider Bridge, and organization connecting LGBTQ Israelis and North American Jews, has a different perspective from many of its far-Left counterparts. Gay rights activists Vincent Jones, Alice Kessler and Danny Wein, delegates who have come to participate in Tel Aviv pride week and Friday’s parade, join VOI’s Molly Livingstone in-studio to talk about liberals’ […]

Ed Murray Israel Visit: A Summary

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Israeli website Ynet News summarizes Mayor Ed Murray’s Israel visit, which included a participation in the 40 Years of Pride conference Openly gay Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will be among those celebrating Israel’s LGBT community at Friday’s Tel Aviv Pride Parade, despite pressure to cancel his visit. The planned visit raised objections among activists in […]

Seattle’s gay mayor rejects calls to boycott Israel, listens to LGBT Palestinian students

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Rejecting calls to cancel visit, Ed Murray participated in Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Parade; ‘I encourage any country that supports LGBT people,’ he tells Haaretz. Despite vocal efforts by supporters of the movement to boycott Israel, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joined tens of thousands of people in Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride Parade on Friday. […]

LGBT People Get Warm Embrace at Knesset

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Ha’aretz writer joined participants of 40 Years of Pride Conference at their Knesset visit It’s not every day that Israeli lawmakers from across the political spectrum sit around a table visibly moved to the point of tears. But that’s exactly what happened Wednesday morning when a group of transgender Israelis shared with them their personal, […]

40 Years of Pride: Meet Lea Matthews

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Name: Lea Matthews Country: USA Representing Progressive Christian Clergy and the fight for full inclusivity in the United Methodist church. “I hope to build relationships with other progressive movements and within faith communities both inside Christianity and outside. I’m particularly interested in forging a relationship with clergy and orthodox denominations where people have chosen to […]