A Wider Bridge’s First-Ever LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit: Photo Blog

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On Sunday, May 6th, A Wider Bridge Held its first-ever LGBTQ Israel Campus Summit with students from the Chicagoland area. Organized by A Wider Bridge Campus Engagement Fellow Eli Cohen, with assistance from AWB staff Laurie Grauer and Quentin Hill, this summit created an affirming space where students gained the knowledge and skills needed to […]

Meet Alice, A Yad Vashem Tour Guide Who Specializes in LGBT Holocaust History

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Tour guide Alice Marcu works at the Holocaust museum Yad Vashem, where she specializes in LGBTQ history. She tells the once neglected story of the persecutions of homosexuals during the Holocaust.  A Wider Bridge is fortunate to have Alice as our tour guide during our Israel Missions. This is her story. I began at Yad […]

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. […]

A Wider Bridge Referenced in Top Stories to Watch in 2018

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In June, AWB’s Midwest Manager, Laurie Grauer along with two other women, were expelled from the Chicago Dyke March for carrying Jewish Pride Flags.  The Dyke March story is mentioned as part of prediction that intersectionality will be big in 2018. Intersectionality, perhaps more than any other facing the Jewish community, has the potential to isolate pro-Israel […]

Chicago Recap: How Can We Support Israel’s LGBTQ Communities?

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On October 25, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at the bar Sidetrack in Chicago to address how we can support LGBTQ Rights in Israel. The evening began with socializing, drinks, and nosh – followed by a panel discussion. The discussion featured A Wider Bridge Staff Laurel Grauer who generated worldwide attention on the intersection of LGBTQ […]

Journalist Mark Stern on the Chicago Dyke March Fiasco and Creeping Anti-Semitism

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“There is no reason why LGBTQ people and their allies cannot be proudly Jewish and proudly Zionist. ” Journalist Mark Stern who writes for Slate, will be moderating the panel this Thursday for the LGBTQNZ Pride, Zionism, and Inclusivity in New York. Below, he talks about his reactions to the Dyke March fiasco and creeping […]

Chicago: Community Briefing on LGBTQ Rights in Israel

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Join us in Chicago as we learn how to become agents for change in promoting equal rights for LGBTQ citizens in Israel and beyond. We look forward to seeing you at this community event on Wednesday, October 25, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, Chicago. 6:00-6:30pm: Registration and Networking 6:30pm-7:15pm: Discussion with Q and A 7:17pm-Open […]

Chicago: Hidden Stories of Holocaust History

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A Wider Bridge’s Laurel Grauer is on the host committee for the “Hidden Stories of Holocaust History” benefit event on November 2, 2017 in Chicago. We invite you to join us at this event. Oil on canvas by August Heitmuller entitled “A Pair of Friends (Freundespaar).” US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Schwules Museum The “Hidden […]

LGBT, Jewish Communities To Host Event Bridging Gap Between Both Groups

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CBS Detroit highlights A Wider Bridge’s event tonight in Farmington Hills. “Refusing to Choose, LGBT, Jewish, and Pro-Israel”, being held this evening in Farmington Hills. A Wider Bridge’s Laurie with Leadership Mission alum Todd Shotz in Tel Aviv A Wider Bridge’s Laurie Grauer will be on a panel in Farmington Hills, Michigan, tonight to discuss “Refusing […]