A Wider Bridge Announces Evan Wolfson’s Visit to Israel

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A Wider Bridge, the North American LGBTQ organization supporting Israel and LGBTQ Israelis, is proud to sponsor the upcoming Israel visit of Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the campaign that led the way to winning marriage in the United States. Since winding down Freedom to Marry following the success of the […]

Let my people go: Fighting for LGBT Russians

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Inspired by the connection he had made with LGBTQ activists from Israel, Joe Goldman, public affairs and civic engagement manager for San Francisco at the Jewish Community Relations Council and A Wider Bridge LGBTQ Leadership Mission alum, says we all have to do whatever we can to assure security for the LGBT people currently being […]

How to make a Jewish activist

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Steven Goldstein of Teaneck, new head of the Anne Frank Center, talks about his life. Not that many of us have heard of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in midtown Manhattan. The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, yes, of course. The “Diary of Anne Frank”? Who hasn’t? Anne Frank herself? Absolutely everyone’s heard […]

Being A Zionist Muslim

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Muslim LGBTQ activist Nadiya Al-Noor talks about equality, Zionism, and respect between people who disagree about social and political issues: “I want to build bridges.” For obvious reasons, it’s been more difficult for Muslim LGBTQ activist Nadiya Al-Noor to come out as a Zionist than it was coming out as queer. “There’s so much hate and distrust […]

Difference Maker: Brynna Fish

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LGBT activist Brynna Fish was selected among 18 Difference Makers in 2016. Brynna says engaging the Jewish community with LGBTQ and intersectional issues is vital because despite increasing acceptance, there is still a long way to go. Among various lifetime accomplishments, like organizing youth to raise funds for the Soviet Jewry movement as a child, working […]

Exploring the Richness of Israel’s LGBT Experience

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James McDonald had worked at popular LGBT magazines Out Magazine and The Advocate before he realized that he wanted to follow his passion and work as an activist. Now, while working with OneVoice, a nonprofit dedicated to realizing a two-state solution, he’ll be joining A Wider Bridge’s Leadership Mission to Israel this November. In a […]