What LGBT Identity Briefing Means to Me: AKA – Hang a flag, You Will Be Asked Questions

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Does a man who identifies as bisexual but is living with a woman considered part of the LGBT community? Lesbian Israeli activist Rotem Baruchin encountered a case of biphobia at her work place and writes about the importance of LGBT identity briefing: “when we hung flags, whether we want it or not, we invite comments, […]

Jews Deserve to Be Included in Progressive Movements!

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Peter Fox, a member of A Wider Bridge’s Young Professionals Network, represented our organization at the #DigiTell18 Social Media Conference in Jerusalem. Leading up to the event, he penned an op ed piece in Israel’s  YNET about the inclusion of Jews in progressive movements. We bring you the piece below. Liberal movements have always been about inclusion […]

Knesset Holds Annual LGBTQ Rights Day

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The 3rd annual LGBT rights day, organized by the Aguda, was held Tuesday (2/20) in the Israeli Knesset. Four hundred people (the maximum who could enter the Knesset) attended from Israel’s LGBTQ communities. The day began with topic discussions in various committees, including the Committee on Education, Defense (integrating LGBTQ folks within the IDF), and […]

A ruling gives citizenship to only 1 twin son born to an Israeli-American gay couple

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The two envelopes, one for each twin brother, arrived in the mailbox on the same day in March of last year. The larger parcel, for Aiden Dvash-Banks, contained a new U.S. passport and a letter congratulating the boy on his American citizenship. A smaller, flimsier envelope came for Ethan Dvash-Banks. Inside, a letter stated that his […]