Freedom to Marry Founder Evan Wolfson Discusses Same-Sex Marriage Abroad

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A Wider Bridge 2017 LGBTQ Leadership Mission alumnus, Evan Wolfson, recently attended a conference in Costa Rica that focused on marriage rights for same-sex couples in Latin America. He says efforts to advance anti-LGBT religious freedom measures and litigation are “nothing new.” “It’s part of the classic pattern of civil rights advances in American history,” Evan […]

Queer Singer Morrissey: Israel haters are just ‘jealous’ of the country

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Former Smiths frontman Morrissey openly defends the Jewish state in his new song “Israel.” The near six-minute pro-Zionist ballad is the closing track on Morrissey’s new album Low In High School. In the lyrics of his new song entitled “Israel” the former Smiths frontman accuses unnamed enemies of wanting to instill their own “dark sky” […]

Israel: The Beauty of its Landscape Matches the Beauty Found Inside All of its People

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Popular British magazine Gay Times flew to Israel for an unforgettable journey through Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Judean Desert and Mitzpe Ramon – and didn’t forget to explore the much-alive and present LGBT+ life. As we jump into the back of a 4×4 Jeep like something from a James Bond movie, our eyes become […]

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 […]

Dweck’s views are part of a new way 
of thinking on homosexuality

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Rabbi Joseph Dweck’s claim, that the ‘gay revolution is fantastic’ caused a stir in the Orthodox community in Israel and in the diaspora. British journalist Simon Rocker says that the Rabbi’s words are part of a softer approach emerged in Orthodox Judaism towards homosexual orientation. Until quite recently, most Orthodox rabbis would have lined up […]