Countering Anti-Semitism: Support Manny’s in San Francisco

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You might have heard stories over the past couple weeks about the disturbing intimidation tactics that anti-Israel groups like QUIT (“Queers United against Israeli Terrorism”) are using an attempt to scare away business from Manny’s in San Francisco’s Mission District. The leaders of these fringe elements claim that the owner of Manny’s, A Wider Bridge […]

Wrapping up 2017: Top Stories of the Year!

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We’ve been reviewing our most notable accomplishments of the past year, and wanted to share them with you. This is a great opportunity to thank all of our supporters, thousands and thousands of you, who visited our website, signed our petitions, ‘liked’ us on social media, and helped us create equality in and for Israel. […]

Yair Hochner Steps Down from TLVFest Executive Director Role

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Yair Hochner, founder of the TLVfest, Tel Aviv’s International LGBT Film Festival, who also served as its Executive Director during the festival’s 12 years of existence, announced his retirement from the festival’s management. Yair Hochner Yanir Hochner has steered the festival through some turbulent times due to external pressures. In June 2017, A Wider Bridge […]

Boy George Denounces BDS, Performs with Dana International at Concert

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Gay British pop singer Boy George and his band Culture Club dazzled audiences in his Tel Aviv Concert on November 8, 2017.  It wasn’t just the music – he also wowed audiences with his fierce opposition to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Before his Israel concert last night, pop star Boy George […]

We Can’t Use the ‘Z’ Word! World Jewish Congress and AWB Host Discussion – How Can We Bring Zionism Back into the LGBT Discourse?

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The World Jewish Congress teamed up with A Wider Bridge for a special discussion on the experiences of pro-Israel LGBT activists and tools for bringing Zionism back into the LGBT discourse. Read the WJC’s recap of this important event below. From left: Assaf Weiss, Nadiya al-Noor, Tye Gregory, and Mark Joseph Stern. (c) Shahar Azran […]

We Stand By Free Speech

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Josh Sayles, director of the Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, says that people don’t want anti-Israel outspoken singer Roger Waters in Pittsburgh, but opposed to Waters and his other BDS friends, Sayles recognizes the right of those with whom we disagree to peacefully exist among us and to exercise their […]

“I Don’t Feel Safe in My Transgender Community Because I’m Jewish”

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At a time when film critic and activist Danielle Solzman doesn’t feel all that included in the Chicago Orthodox community because she’s transgender, she also feels she doesn’t really have a place in the Chicago transgender community because she’s Jewish. I don’t feel welcome in the Chicago transgender community. It’s not a safe space for […]

Jewish Group Marches in Halifax Pride Parade Following BDS Attempt to Remove All Mentions of Israel

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LGBTQ Jews and allies marched proudly in the Halifax Pride Parade (Nova Scotia, Canada) on Saturday, July 22. The March came after a controversy last fall at Halifax Pride’s annual general meeting, in which BDS activists tried and failed to remove all mentions and signs about Israel from the parade. A Wider Bridge was proud […]

Nadiya Al-Noor: No Pride in Anti-Semitism

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AWB Summer Intern Nadiya Al-Noor Reflects on recent BDS pressure facing the LGBTQ Israeli Community, supporters, and allies. Originally posted on Times of Israel This month around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people will be celebrating their love. Parades, mixers, movie screenings, and more will take place in many countries. In some […]