California’s LGBT Students Need Legal Protection

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Students and workers expelled or fired because they are LGBT are the real victims, says Alice Kessler, legislative director for Equality California Alice Kessler Speaks at 40 Years of Pride conference in Tel Aviv. The question seemed innocuous, but Anthony Villarreal understood the threat behind it. “Do you enjoy attending William Jessup University?” the dean […]

Developing Story: In The Aftermath

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Reverend Jesse Jackson meets with A Wider Bridge; Equality California’s Alice Kessler hopes that one day Palestine will exist peaceably side‐by‐side with Israel; Non-profit consultant Peter Rosenstein says we shall never forget that gays were rounded up and marched with Jews to the gas chambers; Emotions are rising in the aftermath of the mass protest […]

A Wider Perspective on A Wider Bridge

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EQCA’s Legislative Director, Alice Kessler, wrote a blog post about her experience with A Wider Bridge in Israel, after traveling and meeting with a broad cross‐section of Israelis and Palestinians, Jews, Christians and Muslims, secular and religious people. Last summer, I joined A Wider Bridge, an organization that builds bridges between Israel and LGBTQ North […]

Proud to Be Pro-Israel: Gay Americans Celebrate the Jewish State’s Pluralism and Democracy

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A Wider Bridge, and organization connecting LGBTQ Israelis and North American Jews, has a different perspective from many of its far-Left counterparts. Gay rights activists Vincent Jones, Alice Kessler and Danny Wein, delegates who have come to participate in Tel Aviv pride week and Friday’s parade, join VOI’s Molly Livingstone in-studio to talk about liberals’ […]

’40 Years of Pride’ Speakers Announced

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On Monday, 40 Years of Pride announced the first round of influential voices in their field to speak at Tel Aviv’s first-ever global LGBTQ leadership conference. Stellar panels of accomplished experts and thought leaders will ensure the most timely and relevant perspectives. Speakers include Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray, National Policy Project Director at Lambda […]