A Wider Bridge Condemns Israeli Police Raid At Gay Sauna During Pride Week

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A Wider Bridge stands with our Israeli partner the Aguda National LGBTQ Task Force in expressing deep concern regarding the recent Israeli Police drug raid on a Tel Aviv gay sauna which occurred during the start of Pride week. Police intimidation tactics included refusing to let patrons dress, videotaping, and disseminating images on social media. […]

2018: A Wider Bridge By The Numbers

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2018 has been a watershed year in the fight for LGBTQ equality in Israel. A Wider Bridge has played a significant role in advancing equality in Israel and equality for Israel through our LGBTQ leadership missions to Israel, media campaigns and advocacy work, numerous delegations bringing Israeli LGBTQ leaders to the US, inaugural grantmaking initiative, and ongoing […]

Anat Nir: Key Moments for Israel’s LGBTQ Communities

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For over 40 years, Israel’s LGBT* communities have waged some of the most effective fights for human and civil rights in Israel.  Israeli activist Anit Nir examines key moments in this movement and looks at what’s next, including a run for MP as part of the Meretz party. 1975 – The Beginning In 1975, “The […]

Israel’s Supreme Court Rules for Gay Parents in Birth Certificate Fight

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In a victory for same-sex parents, the High Court of Justice ruled on Wednesday that the Interior Ministry cannot refuse to write an adoptive parent’s name on a child’s birth certificate because of the parent’s sex. The ruling came in an appeal by two gay men who jointly adopted a son. They attempted to procure a birth […]

A Peek Into The Lives of Gay Asylum Seekers in Tel Aviv

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LGBT asylum seekers in Israel are one of the countries’ most ostracized groups, if not THE most ostracized. Eyal Migdalovich, founder of the Israeli LGBTQ Refugee and Asylum Seekers Program, writes about this at-risk population. Many asylum seekers and refugees  kept their LGBT identity an absolute secret during their tough escape from Africa to Israel. […]

Thousands Protest Knesset’s Surrogacy Bill’s Exclusion of Gay Couples

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Israel’s LGBTQ communities demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday night against a looming bill on surrogacy that, if passed, would exclude gay couples. Photo: Guy Cohen The bill, which is expected to pass into law in its final readings at the Knesset on Monday, updates current legislation that only grants state-supported surrogacy for married heterosexual […]