Israel 2019 Elections through a LGBTQ Lens

This upcoming Israeli election on Tuesday, April 9th,  has high stakes for the LGBTQ community. The community is riding a wave of advocacy, culminating in last summer’s nationwide strike for equality which put LGBTQ issues front and center of the national dialogue. A new Knesset brings an opportunity to turn this momentum into further laws for LGBTQ equality, but the reverse could also be true.

A Wider Bridge has written this brief explaining the Israeli elections from an LGBTQ lens. We’re releasing this document in advance of the election to educate our stakeholders and elevate the issue in the press.

As a non-profit, US-based organization, we do not rate or endorse any particular candidate or position. Our role is to help our LGBTQ partners advance LGBTQ rights in Israel, and elevate the LGBTQ cause in the hearts and minds of those in the diaspora.

If you’re in Israel, we invite you to attend a session on April 1st, sponsored by the Aguda and the English Speakers LGBTQ Olim Group about the Election.

THE ELECTION BASICS

MEET THE LGBTQ CANDIDATES

MEET THE PARTIES AND THEIR LGBTQ PLATFORMS

WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR THE AGUDA & LGBTQ COMMUNITY