In Defense of Transgender Military Service Members

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A Wider Bridge is deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has reinstated President Trump’s partial ban on transgender people in the United States Military. Transgender Americans who wish to serve their country deserve the same respect and decency from their representative government as cisgender people. The administration’s proposed policies, which would strip trans people of […]

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 […]

Launching AWB Impact Grants: Building Capacity for LGBTQ Advocates in Israel!

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The nationwide LGBTQ strike in Israel last month, sparked by a Knesset vote to ban men and gay couples from surrogacy, culminated in an incredibly moving and powerful 100,000-person rally in Rabin Square. The strike’s potency underscores the need to build capacity for Israel’s LGBTQ community organizations. A Wider Bridge (AWB) is proud to announce […]

“A Wider Bridge’s Support Helps Our Story To Be Told”

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One of AWB’s longterm Israeli LGBTQ partners is the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance (JOH). We recently chatted with Irene Rabinowitz, JOH Director of Outreach and Development, about the recent leadership transition and her own story. AWB: How did you become involved in the Jerusalem Open House (JOH)?  I made aliyah in 2014 after […]