Israeli Journalist Comes Out

Israel Broadcasting Authority journalist who works both on radio and TV, Keren Neubach, came out as bisexual in a post she wrote on Facebook following the stabbing attack during Jerusalem Pride parade.

kerenTop Israeli Journalist Keren Neubach joined the coming out wave following the stabbing attack during the gay pride parade in Jerusalem, and revealed that “most of my life I have had relationships with men. When I started going out with a woman, I realized how different the world looks from this angle. How does it look when you don’t see female couples on TV just like that; when you go hand in hand with your girlfriend in the street and people look at you differently; when you tell friends or family that you have a “girlfriend”, they go “oops!” for a moment and don’t really know what to say. And the truth is, that for most of them it was much easier when I had a ‘boyfriend’ again.”

“I don’t know if I have the right to define myself as belonging to the LGBT community, Neubach wrote, “if only for the fact that I was not discriminated against for this reason and I haven’t taken part in the difficult struggles that have taken place here in the past 40 years. But I also know that tonight I feel proud and happy to be a part of this community.”

“One of the things that can be heard from the supposedly enlightened people in relation to LGBT would be something like,” I really don’t care what you do in your bedroom, as long as I don’t have to see it before my eyes. ” So take a moment and think about what we see all the time in front of our eyes. Couples, couples. men and women, women and men, walking down the street holding hands, hugging, kissing, demonstrating the affection and love they feel for each other. It’s the most natural thing in the world. So this is exactly what a couple of women would like to feel when they go down the street and this is exactly how a couple of men want to feel when they walk down the street. They do not “shove” anything into anyone’s face. They just live their lives. They do what for a straight couple is so obvious. ”

“Stop the hatred of the other. Enough non acceptance of the other. We are all human, we come in all shapes and dispositions and colors and sounds. Accept us all. All of us”, said Neubach and added: “My parents are loving and wonderful. They always accepted me and everything I did. Everything I am and everything I do and say is thanks to them. And a good and loved friend said to me just now, “You’re brave.” I realized that as long as writing a post that is so obvious and simple as this is considered bravery, we still have so much work. ”

“And another addition,” concluded the top journalist, “personal exposure is not something that comes easily to me. on any issue. It’s a lot easier for me to write reasoned posts about the gas problem or the plight of contract workers. But there are moments when the personal is the most political and about which you must talk. Today is like that. That’s it. “