Anat Nir: Key Moments for Israel’s LGBTQ Communities

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For over 40 years, Israel’s LGBT* communities have waged some of the most effective fights for human and civil rights in Israel.  Israeli activist Anit Nir examines key moments in this movement and looks at what’s next, including a run for MP as part of the Meretz party. 1975 – The Beginning In 1975, “The […]

‘Haifa Spirit’ Celebrated at the Haifa Queer History Festival

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Haifa is an Israeli city known for its activism, feminism, and plurality. This “Haifa Spirit” has trickled down to the LGBTQ community, and is now being celebrated through the 1st Annual Haifa Queer History Festival. Dotan Bron, Adi Sadaka, and Yoav Zaritsky Two years ago, three friends in Haifa’s LGBTQ community, Dotan Bron, Adi Sadaka, and […]

“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 […]

A Party of Love: Tel Aviv Celebrates 15th Anniversary of a Gay Nightlife Staple

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Founders of PAG, a renowned Israeli rave, explain how they initiated one of the most radical, colorful and influential Tel Avivian nightlife brands. PAG at Tel Aviv Pride While Tel Aviv’s nightlife has changed unrecognizably in the last two decades, one thing remains stable – the PAG gay club party night, which celebrates its 15th […]

Transgender Christian-Arab Model Talleen Abu Hanna at Northwestern University

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Talleen Abu Hanna, Miss Trans Israel 2016, is currently in the United States for a 10-day speaking tour. Yesterday, she shared her remarkable story with students at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. This event, organized by Wildcats for Israel and A Wider Bridge, was a chance to meet Talleen and ask questions about LGBTQ life […]

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: 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 […]