Israel Gay Youth

IGY-Featured-1Israel Gay Youth (IGY) is Israel’s national LGBTQ+ youth organization, empowering thousands of participants each year, between the ages of 12 to 23, to create a leading role for themselves in a more accepting society, while supporting their own understanding of sexual and/or gender identity.

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Conference for Israel’s LGBT Religious Communities (A Wider Bridge / October 10, 2017)
This Gay Israeli is Protesting the Government’s Regressive Adoption Laws (Gay Star News / August 6, 2017)
Harel Skaat Gives Voice to LGBT Issues in Israel (Jewish Journal / July 27, 2017)
Israeli Gay Youth Mark IDAHOT Day (WDG / May 17, 2017)
Tel Aviv Pride Parade to Be World’s First Bisexuality Themed Parade (The Advocate / May 10, 2017)
Let My People Go: Fighting For LGBT Russians (The Bay Area Reporter / April 27, 2017)
“The Closet is a Stuffy Place Filled With Fears” (A Wider Bridge / March 31, 2017)
An Aspiring Singer’s Coming Out Story (Mako Pride / February 28, 2017)
Minister Bennett Responds on IGY Issue (WDG / December 15, 2016)
Only Tel Aviv Seriously Funds Gay Youth NGO (Haaretz / February 23, 2017)
Accepting My Own Bisexuality (IGY / February 7, 2017)
Dorit Glassman is the New Leader of IGY (IGY, A Wider Bridge / February 1, 2017)
Education Minister Corrects Gay Youth Budget (A Wider Bridge / December 27, 2016)
Gender-Suppression in Modern Society (A Wider Bridge / December 20, 2016)
No Development on IGY’s budget (A Wider Bridge / December 13, 2016)
Bennett Cuts Gay Youth Budget (Channel 2 / December 7, 2016)
Leadership Changes in LGBT Organizations (A Wider Bridge / December 6, 2016)
Education With Pride (WDG / December 1, 2016)
Things Lesbian Women Are Tired of Hearing (IGY / November 29, 2016)
Bisexual People Fight Negative Stigma (WDG / NOvember 17, 2016)
All-Girl Soccer Team Reality Show Casts Transgender Rights Advocate (Walla! / October 26, 2016)
KALA Seeks A Queen (WDG / October 6, 2016)
Gay Israeli Arab Youths Thrown Lifeline Through WhatsApp (Haaretz / September 18, 2016)
“Pride Blue & White” is Launched (A Wider Bridge / August 15, 2016)
Bar Noar Massacre: Seven Years Later (Mekomit / August 2, 2016 )
Musician Noam Horev Joins IGY (IGY / July 29, 2016)
How to Reduce LGBT School Bullying (A Wider Bridge / July 13, 2016)
Elior: “My Parents Are Not Ready to See Or Hear About My Partner” (Mako Pride / July 8, 2016)
Israeli LGBT People Unite With Orlando (A Wider Bridge / June 13, 2016)
A Russian Immigrant Will Show You Around LGBT Tel Aviv (A Wider Bridge / June 10, 2016)
Pride Week in Israel in an Age of Extremes (The Huffington Post / June 5, 2016)
Transgender Youth: Making a Difference (Ynet / June 2, 2016)
Nina Halevy is Honored (WDG / May 26, 2016)
New: Evening Tours of LGBT Tel Aviv (A Wider Bridge / May 24, 2016)
“I will come march with you on Pride” (WDG / May 3, 2016)
Ministry of Tourism Suspends Budget for LGBT Tourism (A Wider Bridge / April 20, 2016)
LGBT With Disabilities: Coming out of Two Closets (IGY / March 17, 2016)
Gay Teen from Iran: “I Admire Israel” (A Wider Bridge / March 15, 2016)
10 Tips for Parents Whose Child Just Came Out (Mako Pride / February 5, 2016)
Amit Reiss Comes Out (Again) (A Wider Bridge / February 2, 2016)
Biphobia Starts in the Community (Mako Pride / January 14, 2016)
IGY Leader to Receive Social Award (Mako-A Wider Bridge / January 8, 2016)
The Aguda Appointed New ED (A Wider Bridge / January 4, 2016)
2015 in Bridging LGBTQ North America and Israel (A Wider Bridge / December 30, 2015)
Zehorit Talks LGBT-Jewish Visibility (A Wider Bridge / December 28, 2015)
IGY on Gay UK Top 10 List for 2015 (The Gay UK / December 22, 2015)
IGY Members Discuss Gay Life in Israel (Windy City Times / December 20, 2015)
Michael Opens Up on Being Trans (A Wider Bridge / December 22, 2015)
Israeli Gay Youth Are “Heroes” (A Wider Bridge / December 8, 2015)
Knesset Hears LGBT Youth Stories (Mako Pride / November 30, 2015)
Interview with Activist Eran Evan (Time Out Israel / November 22, 2015)
Watching Youth on the Internet (Walla!/ November 23, 2015)
Whatsapp Counseling (Haaretz / November 2, 2015)
Ten Minutes of Torah: Gay Pride in Israel (Reform Judaism / August 19, 2015)
Rivlin Officially Welcomes Gay Youth Group to the President’s Residence (Jerusalem Post / June 10, 2015)
Meet Israel’s Transgender Youth (Ha’aretz / June 8, 2015)
Mandy Michaeli Shapes the Future Community (A Wider Bridge / May 29, 2015)
Weitzman Speaks on Gay Israel (Canadian Jewish News / April 24, 2015)
IGY in Arabic (Ha’aretz / April 24, 2015)
Independence and Pride (IGY / April 23, 2015)
“Remember us at the Voting Booth” (Mako Pride / March 3, 2015)
Get to Know Zehorit Sorek (A Wider Bridge / January 28, 2015)
IGY Struggles Big Suicide Rates Among LGBT Youth (IGY / December 12, 2014)
Remembering Yitzhak Rabin (IGY / November 17, 2014)
Gay Youth Inclusion in Fighting Teen Suicide (Ha’aretz / Novmber 13, 2014)
Not the Same Michael (IGY / October 14, 2014)
Bisexual Visibility in LGBTer World (IGY / September 24, 2014)
New Ethiopian-Israeli LGBT community gatherings (IGY / September 5, 2014)
Closeted Lesbian Teen Writes (IGY / August 27, 2014)
Weizman’s “teenk” is Getting Bigger (ice / August 22, 2014)
Five Years to the Bar Noar Murder (GoGay / August 4, 2014)
Homophobic Friends of IDF? (A Wider Bridge / July 23, 2014)
Gay Youth Surprise Iron Dome Soldiers (A Wider Bridge / June 17, 2014)
Orna Supports LGBT Youth (A Wider Bridge / July 9, 2014)
Behind the Scenes of IGY’s New Campaign (The Times of Israel / June 9, 2014)
An Orthodox Student Comes Out (Mako Pride / May 16, 2014)
Tel Aviv LGBT Center marks Yom Hashoah (Mako Pride / April 25, 2014)
Law Against Discrimination at Schools (LGBTQ Nation / March 19, 2014)
IGY: Good Deeds Day (GoGay / March 13, 2014)
Are Israeli School Safe for Gay Kids? (Haaretz / January 21, 2014)
Lauper Sees Tel Aviv’s True Colors (Times of Israel / January 3, 2014)
American LGBT Leaders Arrive for a Weeklong Trip (Jerusalem Post / October 29, 2013)
Israeli LGBT Orgs Seek Volunteers (A Wider Bridge / September 11, 2013)
Israel’s LGBT Community Raises a Red Flag (A Wider Bridge / August 29, 2013)
Meet IGY’s New Co-CEO Ran Leabel (A Wider Bridge / July 5, 2013)
 New CEOs at IGY (Mako / May 30, 2013)
IGY Advocates Visit Lambert House (The Sun Breaks / March 27, 2013)
“Gay Days” in NYC (A Wider Bridge / March 17, 2013)
Israeli Gay Youth Share Stories of Anguish and Renewal (J Weekly / March 24, 2011)
Israel Gay Youth Delegation, Sponsored by A Wider Bridge (A Wider Bridge / March 20, 2011)

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IGY’s girls get ready for the pride parade in Haifa [photo from Facebook]