Police Demands Israeli Gay Pride Parade Put Up High Fence, Stay Away From Ultra-Orthodox

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The organizers of the Gay Pride Parade in Kfar Saba were stunned by the police’s demand to fence the entire parade route as a condition for holding the parade. These measures are needed to protect the marchers and because “this is a sensitive event that requires a large police deployment,” said the police. The first Gay […]

Transgender Inmates Will No Longer Be Kept in Isolation, Israel Prison Service Announces

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New directives of the Israel Prisons Service cancel the policy of holding transgender prisoners in isolation cells and will respect to the preferred gender identity of trans prisoners. The new policy further states that it is obligatory to ask prisoners whether they prefer a male or a female to search on them. “This is an […]

The Aguda’s Chen Arieli is on Globes’ 2018 List of Most Influential Female Activists

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Chen Arieli, chair of the Aguda, was chosen as one of the 20 most influential women activists in 2018 by top financial Israeli magazine Globes. Business news and analysis magazine from Israel, the financial daily Globes, published Tuesday its annual list of the top 20 most influential women in activism. Chen Arieli, chair of the […]

Generation Zahav: AWB Impact Grant Helps Beshela Fight for LGBTQ Seniors’ Rights in Israel

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The Generation Zahav tour with AWB Impact Grantee Beshela was a huge success! We spoke with Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum about how the tour is helping them make an impact in fighting for the rights of LGBTQ seniors in Israel. Trip delegates Sara Sweiry, Chen Arieli, and Robin Rosenbaum  AWB: Hi everyone! What did you learn […]

Photo Blog: A Wider Bridge Generation Zahav Tour

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The A Wider Bridge Generation Zahav tour wrapped up two weeks of amazing conversation and events on the topic of advancing LGBTQ seniors’ issues.  Seven pictures = 7,000 words! Photo blog: The home of Ann Bauman and Kelly Thiemann The Center, Palm Springs Temple Isaiah-Palm Springs Sha’har Zahav- San Francisco Taking a break to attend the Women’s March […]

Week Two: The Generation Zahav Tour Continues!

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The A Wider Bridge Generation Zahav tour continues this week on the East Coast! If you’re in Florida, New York or Philadelphia please join us! The AWB Generation Zahav tour is in full swing! The Israeli delegation is comprised of Sara Sweiry and Robin Rosenbaum of Beshela, (the organization for LBTQ Israeli senior women), and Chen Arieli, Chair of the Aguda – […]

The First LGBTQ Conference in Israel on Aging is a Huge Success

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On December 28, 2017, over 200 people gathered at the Tel Aviv Gay Center for the historic Golden conference on issues concerning LGBTQ seniors. Co-sponsored and funded by A Wider Bridge, this conference drew a cross section of the LGBTQ community. This watershed event, organized by the Beshela group for older lesbians, addressed issues of affordable […]