Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. A Wider Bridge admires the people who have come out this year and were featured on our website.
In May, Military Advocate General (Brig.-Gen.) Sharon Afek came out in an interview with Israel Bar Association’s official magazine. This marked the first time in IDF history that a top member of the high command revealed that he is openly gay. Read the story.
Na’ama Arnon, 34: ‘Religion is very important to us, in every regard’ (photo:Emil Salman)
In October, we featured an article titled “LGBT, Right-wing and Orthodox: What It’s Like Coming Out in a West Bank Settlement.” Two gay men, a lesbian and a transgender woman who tell of hardship and acceptance over the Green Line. Continue reading in Haaretz.